On 21 June 2021, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a vote of confidence in Sweden’s parliament, making him the first prime minister to lose such a vote in Swedish history. The no-confidence motion was called due to opposition against a plan to ease rent controls for newly constructed apartment buildings. Löfven now has until 28 June to decide whether he will resign and allow the speaker of parliament to start a round of cross-party negotiations to form a new government, or call a snap election, which must take place no later than three months following the announcement