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Sweden: One week deadline for PM to call early elections or resign

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Sweden: One week deadline for PM to call early elections or resign

Sweden's Prime Minister, Social Democrat Stefan Leven, lost today in a vote on a motion of censure against him in the Swedish parliament, a first in Swedish political history, giving him a week to either resign or run for re-election. .

As a result of the reversal last week of the Left Party, which until then had supported the government, the motion of censure against the head of the Swedish government was supported by the absolute majority, 181 MPs out of 349 seats, against 109 votes against and 51 abstentions, according to the result of the vote.

In order for the government to fall, the votes of the former Communist Party merged with those of the far right of the Sweden Democrats, as well as those of the right-wing conservative Party of the Moderates and the Christian Democrats. After eleven fruitless proposals of distrust in Sweden's political history, Stefan Leven, who until today was known for his ability to survive in political crises after coming to power in 2014, became the first head of government of the country to be overthrown.

Stefan Leven has a week to either call early elections or resign.

The controversy erupted on Thursday when the Left Party announced its intention to vote in favor of the motion of censure. The reason: a plan, still preliminary, of rent reform. The proposal provides for the reduction of controls on rents for newly built homes.

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Source: politis.com.cy

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