Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven (right) after being voted back in as prime minister in Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Jessica Gow / TT via AP

Sweden’s parliament has voted to give the Social Democrat leader, Stefan Lofven, a second term in office at the head of a new centre-left minority gov(...)

 Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven arrives at the EU summit in  Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Sweden’s parliament has rejected Stefan Lofven’s attempt to remain as prime minister, pushing the Scandinavian country a step closer to fresh election(...)

The leader of Sweden’s conservative Moderates party, Ulf Kristersson. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Nine weeks after Sweden’s inconclusive general election, MPs in Stockholm have rejected a centre-right hopeful as prime minister. Ulf Kristersson of (...)

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph:  Jonas Ekstromer/EPA

Sweden moved a step closer to a new centre-right government after acting Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Lövfen was defeated in a confidence vot(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

Swedish Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has urged all “decent” parties to unite after a record result in Sunday’s general election for th(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden is facing a new political era after general election results suggested almost one in five voters backed the far-right. With support evenly div(...)