ANALYSIS: What’s next for Sweden after Löfven’s sudden exit?
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ANALYSIS: What’s next for Sweden after Löfven’s sudden exit?

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will step down in November, leaving the future uncertain for whoever takes over the reins. The Local’s columnist Lisa Bjurwald sorts out the knowns from the unknowns and looks at what’s next for Sweden.

UPDATE: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to resign

UPDATE: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to resign

How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament
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How Stefan Löfven lost his hold on the Swedish parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven criticised over pre-Christmas shopping centre visit

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven criticised over pre-Christmas shopping centre visit

Swedish Prime Minister self-isolates after potential Covid-19 exposure

Swedish Prime Minister self-isolates after potential Covid-19 exposure

In English: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s address to the nation
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In English: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s address to the nation

Swedish PM urges against non-essential travel amid coronavirus outbreak

Swedish PM urges against non-essential travel amid coronavirus outbreak

‘We are concerned about anti-Semitism in Sweden, there’s no doubt’

‘We are concerned about anti-Semitism in Sweden, there’s no doubt’

Swedish prime minister named honorary citizen of Seoul

Swedish prime minister named honorary citizen of Seoul

Swedish PM Löfven calls for Nazi organizations to be banned

Swedish PM Löfven calls for Nazi organizations to be banned

Swedish PM Löfven to skip Almedalen politics festival

Swedish PM Löfven to skip Almedalen politics festival

‘It’s unique’: The Swedish view as Brexit talks move to the next stage

‘It’s unique’: The Swedish view as Brexit talks move to the next stage

We ‘kept out’ right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

We ‘kept out’ right-wing extremism with election outcome: Swedish PM

If Brexit talks fail ‘it will not be because of the EU’: Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

If Brexit talks fail ‘it will not be because of the EU’: Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

Stefan Löfven welcomes start of ‘historic’ era in Swedish politics

Stefan Löfven welcomes start of ‘historic’ era in Swedish politics

Stefan Löfven’s new cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out?

Stefan Löfven’s new cabinet: Who’s in and who’s out?

How did Stefan Löfven secure a second term as PM against all odds?

How did Stefan Löfven secure a second term as PM against all odds?

Stefan Löfven voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven expected to be voted back in as Swedish prime minister

Stefan Löfven expected to be voted back in as Swedish prime minister

BLOG: Stefan Löfven set to be Swedish PM again after Left Party gives go-ahead

BLOG: Stefan Löfven set to be Swedish PM again after Left Party gives go-ahead

Stefan Löfven defends deal with Sweden’s centre-liberal parties

Stefan Löfven defends deal with Sweden’s centre-liberal parties

Stefan Löfven defeated in parliamentary vote

Stefan Löfven defeated in parliamentary vote

Centre-left leader Stefan Löfven to face parliamentary vote as PM

Centre-left leader Stefan Löfven to face parliamentary vote as PM

What’s the next step in Sweden’s government-forming process?

What’s the next step in Sweden’s government-forming process?

Stefan Löfven given more time to try to form a government

Stefan Löfven given more time to try to form a government

What next for Sweden amid record-long government talks?

What next for Sweden amid record-long government talks?

Sweden not stopping Saudi weapons exports after ‘horrible’ journalist death

Sweden not stopping Saudi weapons exports after ‘horrible’ journalist death

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven voted out by parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven voted out by parliament

Swedish Prime Minister likely to be ousted in confidence vote today

Swedish Prime Minister likely to be ousted in confidence vote today

Swedish parliament prepares to vote on prime minister

Swedish parliament prepares to vote on prime minister

Who is Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven?

Who is Sweden’s Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven?

‘Sweden will never let anti-democratic forces take advantage of democracy,’ vows PM Stefan Löfven

‘Sweden will never let anti-democratic forces take advantage of democracy,’ vows PM Stefan Löfven

Swedish PM testifies in court over war jets sale in Brazil

Swedish PM testifies in court over war jets sale in Brazil

‘Strong boost to bilateral partnership’ as Indian PM Modi visits Sweden

‘Strong boost to bilateral partnership’ as Indian PM Modi visits Sweden

Indian PM Modi in Sweden for Nordic summit

Indian PM Modi in Sweden for Nordic summit

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin

This is Swedes’ favourite minister: survey

This is Swedes’ favourite minister: survey

‘Political outsiders’ Trump and Löfven talk North Korea and tariffs

‘Political outsiders’ Trump and Löfven talk North Korea and tariffs

Trump: ‘Sweden is a great friend and a very competent friend’

Trump: ‘Sweden is a great friend and a very competent friend’

Tariffs on the agenda as Donald Trump hosts Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

Tariffs on the agenda as Donald Trump hosts Swedish PM Stefan Löfven

Swedish prime minister unhurt in snowstorm car crash

Swedish prime minister unhurt in snowstorm car crash

Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump

Swedish PM to hold joint press conference with Donald Trump

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump in the White House

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump in the White House

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden’s PM told at debate

Bring in the military to fight gangs, Sweden’s PM told at debate

Sweden’s PM and EU Minister star in Mission Impossible spoof

Sweden’s PM and EU Minister star in Mission Impossible spoof

‘It’s a disgrace’: Swedish PM and other leaders protest anti-Semitism

‘It’s a disgrace’: Swedish PM and other leaders protest anti-Semitism

Löfven: Stockholm terror attack my toughest day as Sweden’s PM

Löfven: Stockholm terror attack my toughest day as Sweden’s PM

Swedish PM backs new ‘sexual consent’ law

Swedish PM backs new ‘sexual consent’ law

Sweden summons Iraqi ambassador over execution of terror suspect

Sweden summons Iraqi ambassador over execution of terror suspect

Swedish PM: ‘Sweden has an anti-Semitism problem’

Swedish PM: ‘Sweden has an anti-Semitism problem’

Swedish PM Löfven hits out at Gothenburg neo-Nazi march

Swedish PM Löfven hits out at Gothenburg neo-Nazi march

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump for the first time

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump for the first time

This is who the Swedes want as Prime Minister in 2018

This is who the Swedes want as Prime Minister in 2018

What you need to know about Sweden’s party leaders ahead of the 2018 election

What you need to know about Sweden’s party leaders ahead of the 2018 election

The Swedish model is a ‘true source of inspiration’: Macron

The Swedish model is a ‘true source of inspiration’: Macron

Swedish PM Löfven to meet French President Macron in Paris

Swedish PM Löfven to meet French President Macron in Paris

Opposition pushes ahead with no-confidence motion against defence minister

Opposition pushes ahead with no-confidence motion against defence minister

Analysis: Was Prime Minister Löfven’s cabinet reshuffle a smart move?

Analysis: Was Prime Minister Löfven’s cabinet reshuffle a smart move?

Sweden left waiting for PM’s response to no-confidence motion

Sweden left waiting for PM’s response to no-confidence motion

‘The fixation with Stockholm is over’: Stefan Löfven

‘The fixation with Stockholm is over’: Stefan Löfven

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: ‘Don’t touch our heroes’

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven slams attacks on police and emergency services: ‘Don’t touch our heroes’

Macron win ‘a victory for European cooperation’: Swedish PM Löfven

Macron win ‘a victory for European cooperation’: Swedish PM Löfven

Sweden plans to crack down on gang crime

Sweden plans to crack down on gang crime

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

In pictures: 15 times Stefan Löfven looked incredibly Swedish

In pictures: 15 times Stefan Löfven looked incredibly Swedish

Sweden’s Social Democrats to propose limits on migrant labour

Sweden’s Social Democrats to propose limits on migrant labour

Swedish police officer causes controversy with Facebook post

Swedish police officer causes controversy with Facebook post

Trump on the agenda as Merkel meets Löfven in Stockholm

Trump on the agenda as Merkel meets Löfven in Stockholm

‘Equality is the new black’: Swedish minister

‘Equality is the new black’: Swedish minister

‘There’s great respect for the Swedish model’

‘There’s great respect for the Swedish model’

Swedish PM to visit Iran in February

Swedish PM to visit Iran in February

Swedish PM: Penalty for carrying hand grenades to quadruple

Swedish PM: Penalty for carrying hand grenades to quadruple

Sweden PM ‘can’t rule out’ Russian interference in Swedish elections

Sweden PM ‘can’t rule out’ Russian interference in Swedish elections

Here’s Sweden’s PM’s letter to Donald Trump

Here’s Sweden’s PM’s letter to Donald Trump

Massacre prompts Swedish PM to join Stockholm Pride

Massacre prompts Swedish PM to join Stockholm Pride

Five key moments in Löfven’s first year as PM

Five key moments in Löfven’s first year as PM

Sweden in million dollar loan deal for Ukraine

Sweden in million dollar loan deal for Ukraine

Reinfeldt better at handling a crisis: Poll

Reinfeldt better at handling a crisis: Poll

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis

Swedish leaders speak out on Gaza crisis

Löfven: Israel has the right to defend itself

Löfven: Israel has the right to defend itself

Löfven promises dole payouts shake-up

Löfven promises dole payouts shake-up

‘The Sweden that was hit by Covid-19 was not perfect’

‘The Sweden that was hit by Covid-19 was not perfect’

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven talk tough in first debate

Unions and employers sign collective agreements

Unions and employers sign collective agreements

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Swedish state should focus on venture capital: report

Stefan Löfven: ‘the only name all could agree on’

Stefan Löfven: ‘the only name all could agree on’

Löfven ‘proud and happy’ to take party’s top job

Löfven ‘proud and happy’ to take party’s top job

‘High hopes’ for Löfven as Social Democrat head

‘High hopes’ for Löfven as Social Democrat head

Löfven takes over: ‘our values are timeless’

Löfven takes over: ‘our values are timeless’

Löfven won’t block profits in care sector

Löfven won’t block profits in care sector

‘Sjöstedt-effect’ boosts Left Party figures

‘Sjöstedt-effect’ boosts Left Party figures

Rise in polls ‘Löfven-effect’: political expert

Rise in polls ‘Löfven-effect’: political expert

Löfven ready to negotiate over nuclear power

Löfven ready to negotiate over nuclear power

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results

Löfven lifts Social Democrats in poll results

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Social Democrats return to top of Swedish politics

Social Democrats sprint into poll lead

Social Democrats sprint into poll lead

Silence is golden for Social Democrats’ Löfven

Silence is golden for Social Democrats’ Löfven

‘People have a duty to make themselves hirable’

‘People have a duty to make themselves hirable’

Middle-aged Swedish women loving Löfven

Middle-aged Swedish women loving Löfven

Löfven in the US looking to learn from Obama

Löfven in the US looking to learn from Obama

‘Give 100 million in export support’: Löfven

‘Give 100 million in export support’: Löfven

Stefan Löfven finally crosses the water

Stefan Löfven finally crosses the water

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Social Democrats: no ban on welfare sector profits

Swedes open to pay cuts to save jobs

Swedes open to pay cuts to save jobs

Protests mount against Mustafa’s ouster

Protests mount against Mustafa’s ouster

‘Mustafa failed to heed warning last year’

‘Mustafa failed to heed warning last year’

Löfven speaks out on Mustafa departure

Löfven speaks out on Mustafa departure

Party crumbled under pressure: Mustafa

Party crumbled under pressure: Mustafa

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven wants quick deal on EU recovery fund

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven wants quick deal on EU recovery fund

Sweden calls for international tribunal to bring Isis fighters to justice

Sweden calls for international tribunal to bring Isis fighters to justice

Five things to look out for at the EU summit in Sweden

Five things to look out for at the EU summit in Sweden

May faces Brexit pressure at EU summit in Sweden

May faces Brexit pressure at EU summit in Sweden

Löfven and Macron team up to boost green innovation

Löfven and Macron team up to boost green innovation

EU leaders head to Sweden to seek fairer post-Brexit economy

EU leaders head to Sweden to seek fairer post-Brexit economy

Gothenburg braces for EU social summit

Gothenburg braces for EU social summit

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to outline vision for EU’s future

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to outline vision for EU’s future

‘We need trade deals’: Swedish PM opposes Macron’s call to slow down

‘We need trade deals’: Swedish PM opposes Macron’s call to slow down

Sweden’s Prime Minister wants ‘good solution’ post-Brexit for mobile UK and EU citizens

Sweden’s Prime Minister wants ‘good solution’ post-Brexit for mobile UK and EU citizens