The Prime Minister of Sweden Lofven informed the speaker of the parliament about his resignation, Lofven said at a press conference Monday, APA reports citing TASS.
"I have asked the speaker to relieve me from the position of the prime minister. The speaker will try to form a new government," he noted.
He noted at the press conferences that holding snap elections amid the pandemic-related state of emergency is not the best solution for Sweden.
"Now, the speaker can begin working in order to come up with a candidacy that the parliament would approve. The government continues to control the country as an interim one," the Prime Minister said, expressing his readiness to attempt to form a government once again. The speaker can propose four candidacies for the office of the prime minister. Should all of them be rejected, Sweden will hold snap elections.