Swedish PM ousted in no-confidence vote

Last Updated: Sep 25 2018 15:55
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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.