Thursday, 27 July 2017

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven drops two ministers over IT crisis

Sweden's Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven says his minority government will not resign despite a security crisis over the handling of sensitive public data.

He said two ministers would leave their posts, rejecting calls for a snap election.

The announcement came after the main opposition bloc called for a vote of no confidence and the resignation of three ministers involved in the scandal.

Citing Brexit and security he said "I won't put Sweden in political crisis."

Those leaving the government include the interior and infrastructure ministers. The defence minister has kept his post, despite being under pressure by the opposition.

BBC     News.

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