Social Democrat party leader Magdalena Andersson looks set to become Sweden's first female prime minister after the government and the Left Party reached a deal that will see the former communists back her in a confirmation vote in parliament.
Social Democrat Stefan Löfven will try to win a new term as Sweden's prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Wednesday (6 July) after the assembly's speaker asked him to return to the post he quit last month.
Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream centre-left and centre-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday (9 September), while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's Social Democrats remained the biggest party in Sunday's (9 September) general election, as the anti-immigrant far right made gains and vowed to exert "real influence" in politics.
Sweden's Social Democratic Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has probably never stood so alone: roasted by the right for leaving the door wide open to asylum-seekers and lambasted by the left for later slamming it shut.
With general elections in Sweden less than a month away, the governing centre-right coalition and opposition centre-left bloc are locked in a dead heat, according to pollsters, who argued that "anything can happen between now and 19 September".
On 15 September 2002, Sweden is going to elect a new parliament. The outcome of the close race between the leftist governing bloc and the centre-right opposition could have a determining influence on the euro referendum in Sweden next year.