Swedish PM Lofven says to step down in November

Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven speaks during a media conference after being re-elected as prime minister in Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden July 7, 2021. Christine Olsson/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

STOCKHOLM, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of the Social Democrats party said on Sunday he would resign in November.

“I have informed the party’s executive committee and the nomination committee’s chairman that I want to leave the role as party leader at the party congress in November and thereafter also retire as prime minister,” Lofven said in a speech.

(This story corrects to November from September in headline and text)

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