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Linda Grimm

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Swedish Parliament Vote of No Confidence in Prime Minister : September 25 and October 22, 2018
Swedish Parliament Vote of No Confidence in Prime Minister
Linda Grimm

Sweden’s government was in limbo for more than three months following its September 2018 general election. None of the country’s political parties secured a majority of seats in parliament, and the vote left the traditional center-left and center-right political blocs deadlocked. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament following the election, leaving Speaker Andreas Norlén in charge of talks with the various party leaders to agree on a new government. Most were staunchly opposed to collaborating with the Sweden Democrats, a far-right, anti-immigrant party that won the third-largest number of seats in ...

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