Sweden PM loses no-confidence vote

Copenhagen, Jun 21 (EFE).- The minority government of Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote Monday.

Lofven becomes the first Swedish PM in history to be ousted by a parliamentary vote of no confidence.

The prime minister, who headed a minority government between his Social Democrats and the Greens, lost with 181 votes in favor of the motion in the 349-seat Riksdag.

Lofven has a week to either resign and make way for the formation of a new government or call a snap election.

The motion was called last week after Lofven’s external ally, the Left Party, which had propped up the government, withdrew its support due to Lofven’s plans to reform Sweden’s rigid rent control system. EFE


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