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Swedish parliament rejects Lofven in PM vote as deadlock lingers


  • World
  • Friday, 14 Dec 2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's parliament voted as expected on Friday against giving Social Democrat Stefan Lofven's centre-left coalition a second term in office, bringing a fresh election closer after three months of political deadlock.

September's vote produced a hung parliament and the centre-left and centre-right blocs have been unable to reach a deal on a new government that would keep the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats from being able to have a say in policy.

   

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