Sweden’s government collapses as prime minister loses no-confidence vote

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Sweden’s parliament has voted in favour of a no-confidence motion against Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, a historic result that means the country could face snap elections later this year.

Löfven is the first Swedish Prime Minister to lose a vote of this kind.The parties that voted against Löfven were the Left Party, Moderates, Christian Democrats and Sweden Democrats.The Left Party fall on the opposite side of the political spectrum to the others, and have traditionally supported the Social Democrats but did not agree to recent proposals to change Swedish rental laws.


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