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Stefan Lofven: Sweden parliament ousts prime minister

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Sweden centre left prime minister, stefan lofven, will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament.
The anti immigration Sweden Domocrats backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament
Mr Lofven was opposed by 204 MPs with 142 voting in favour.
The parliamentary speaker will new prime minister, with centre right leader Ulf Kristerssin seen as the most likely candidate.
Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided, in a process that could take weeks.
Mr Lofven, the leader of the Social Democrats came to power in 2014.
In this month election, his center right bloc led by Mr Kristersson.
Neither of the blocs intends to govern with the SD, the third largest party in the new parliament with 62 seats.
A member of Mr Kristersson Moderate party, Andreas Norlen, was confirmed as the parliament new speaker on Monday, with the support of SD.
The splintered nature of the house makes securing a stable government tricky

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