For the first time in history, the Swedish Prime Minister lost the vote of confidence, Stefan Lofven will take a 'big decision' in a week amid political turmoil

For the first time in history, the Swedish Prime Minister lost the vote of confidence, Stefan Lofven will take a 'big decision' in a week amid political turmoil

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a vote of confidence on Monday, making him the first Swedish government leader to be defeated on such a proposal. Stefan Löfven of the Social Democratic Party has been the Prime Minister since 2014. After this development, political instability has increased in the Scandinavian country. Parliament was deadlocked in the 2018 elections and negotiations continued for months to form the government.

Under Sweden's constitution, the prime minister has to decide within a week whether he wants to hold re-election or ask the speaker of parliament to form a new government. Lofven said he is looking for "some time, but not necessarily a full week" to decide on the next course of action. This government was a minority government of the Social Democratic-Green coalition which relied on a smaller left party to pass laws.

181 MPs voted 'against'

A no-confidence motion against Löfven's government was moved by the nationalist 'Sweden Democrats' party, and the government was reduced to a minority after the Left Party withdrew support for a proposed law to tackle the housing shortage. 181 MPs voted against Löfven while 109 MPs voted for him. 51 MPs remained absent.

The Left party said it lost faith in Löfven because of the proposal to abolish rent controls for newly built houses. Sweden has tighter rent controls that aim to keep rates affordable in the big cities. However, this has led to less enthusiasm among builders to invest in building new homes for the rental market.

PM convenes meeting to garner majority

The Left party fears that deregulating the rent market will lead to a sharp rise in prices and widen the gap between the poor and the rich. After the vote, 63-year-old Lofven said, "Whatever it is, my party and I will be ready to take over the leadership of the country." He said that my focus will be on what we can do better for Sweden. Lofven called a meeting over the weekend to gather a majority in parliament for his proposed fare reform.

Opposition alleges political show

On Sunday, he signaled a easing of reforms and said landlords and tenant organizations would be invited for talks. However, Left Party leader Nushi Dadgoster stood firm on her decision to oppose Löfven, saying her effort was a "political sham". Sweden has a population of 10 million and in 2015 it harbored a record 163 thousand refugees, the highest number of any European country.


Shopping in supermarket became the cause of death! Exit gate closed after massive fire, 396 people were burnt to death

Shopping in supermarket became the cause of death! Exit gate closed after massive fire, 396 people were burnt to death

Supermarkets exist for shopping in countries around the world, where people reach to buy their everyday things. These supermarkets are equipped with all kinds of facilities to make them safe for the people. But what if someone goes to the supermarket for shopping, but does not come back alive. Actually, one such incident came to light in Paraguay on this day, when a huge fire broke out in a supermarket located in Asunción, the capital of the country. 396 people died in this incident.

On August 1, 2004, a massive fire broke out at the Ycuá Bolaños supermarket in Asuncion. The thing to note here is that in case of fire, the exit gate is usually opened, so that people can get out safely. But after the fire in this supermarket, the exit gate itself was closed. The reason behind this was to prevent people from stealing goods. On the other hand, while supermarkets around the world are safe, this building lacked adequate fire protection systems. The president of the supermarket company as well as various employees were later sentenced to prison for their actions during the fire.

How did the fire in the supermarket?

On August 1, 2004, there were two explosions on the first floor, after which a fire broke out. This fire kept burning for seven hours, after hard work, the fire department brought the fire under control. After the incident, it was found that 396 people have died due to burns. In addition, more than 500 people have been injured. The cause of the fire was told that there was a bad barbecue chimney, which leaked hot flammable gases into the roof. Because of this the fire started.

More attention was given to supermarket goods than life

Fire survivors and volunteer firefighters alleged that during the time the fire broke out, the doors inside the complex were locked at the instructions of supermarket owners Juan Pio Paiva and his son Victor Daniel. Because of this people got trapped inside the blazing complex. This was done so that people could not run away with the goods without paying. However, the management of the supermarket vehemently denied these allegations. At the same time, Paiva, his son and the security guard surrendered before the police and charges were framed against them.