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Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven gives a press conference on the new restrictions to curb the spread of the corona (Covid-19) pandemic, in Stockholm on November 11, 2020. – The Swedish government proposes an alcohol sale stop after 10 pm from November 20 until the end of February 2021. (Photo by Henrik MONTGOMERY / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT

Sweden’s freshly ousted prime minister Stefan Lofven could return as leader after the parliamentary speaker put him forward for a vote on Monday for lack of other candidates.

Lofven became the first Swedish premier to lose a no-confidence vote on June 21 after a wide range of parties, from the Left Party to the far-right Sweden Democrats, united against him over plans to ease rent controls for newly-built homes.

But parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlen said Monday he had “decided to nominate Stefan Lofven for prime minister” after first tapping Ulf Kristersson, the leader of Sweden’s largest right-wing opposition…

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