STOCKHOLM- Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to step down as he lost the no-confidence motion in parliament 204 to 142 on Tuesday.
The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him.
Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while the Parliament looks for his replacement, a process that could take weeks.
Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderates is widely seen as the person most likely to form a new government.
As per Swedish law, if there are four unsuccessful attempts to form a government, fresh elections will have to be held for the post.