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  Swedish PM Stefan Löfven loses no-confidence vote
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 21, 2021 09:58am
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AuthorJon Henley
News DateMonday, June 21, 2021 12:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSweden’s parliament has backed a no-confidence vote in the centre-left prime minister, Stefan Löfven, making him the first premier to be ousted by opposition MPs in the country’s history and giving him a week to resign or call snap elections.

The vote, called by the nationalist Sweden Democrats barely a year before a general election, plunges Sweden back into political uncertainty two years after the last inconclusive poll produced a deadlocked parliament and led to months of negotiations to form the current Social Democrat-Green coalition.

Löfven’s fragile minority government has been propped up by tacit support from two small centre-right parties and the formerly communist Left party, which withdrew its backing over plans to ease rent controls on new apartments.
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