On 28 June 2021, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven resigned after losing a 21 June vote of confidence in Sweden’s parliament due to opposition against a plan to ease rent controls for newly constructed apartment buildings. Sweden’s speaker of parliament now has up to four attempts to find a new prime minister with enough support in parliament to form a government, or a snap election will be called. Löfven will continue to serve as caretaker prime minister until a new government is formed. Any new government would only serve until the next general election, which is due in September 2022. Löfven had 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.