Swedish PM resigns after losing no-confidence vote

Instead of calling a snap election, the Social Democrat leader requested the country's parliament speaker to begin the search for a replacement.

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Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s prime minister, has resigned a week after becoming the country’s first leader to lose a no-confidence vote.

Instead of calling a snap election, the Social Democrat leader requested the country’s parliament speaker to begin the search for a replacement.He told a press conference a snap election was “not what is best for Sweden,” pointing to the difficult situation the Covid-19 pandemic posed, coupled with the fact that the next general election is a year away.”With that starting point, I have requested the speaker to relieve me as prime minister,” Lofven said.

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