Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Stefan Lofven: Sweden's parliament ousts prime minister



Sweden's centre-left prime minister, Stefan Lofven, will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament.

 
The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) 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 now propose a new prime minister, with centre-right leader Ulf Kristersson 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.




BBC      News.