Sweden: Stefan Lofven wins second term after months of wrangling

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven gives a press conference after being voted in for a second term, ending a four-month political vaccuum. Lofven will formally present his new minority centre-left government, comprising his Social Democrats and the Greens, and its programme on Monday.

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Stefan Lofven to second term

Sweden ends a four-month political vacuum by electing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe’s few left-wing governments. IMAGES from inside the Swedish Parliament

Subdued reactions to exit poll at Sweden’s far-right party event

Far-right Sweden Democrat party members react to initial election results in Stockholm. Despite the right making gains, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s Social Democrats looked poised to take the lead in Sunday’s general election. IMAGES

Swedish PM Lofven casts ballot in general election

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven arrives at a polling station to cast his vote in legislative elections with the far-right expected to notch up a record score as voters unhappy about immigration punish one of the few remaining left-wing governments in Europe. IMAGES

Swedish PM welcomes Spanish counterpart to Sweden

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven meets his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez ahead of Swedish legislative elections. IMAGES