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Stefan Löfven defeated in parliamentary vote

Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven speaks to Swedish media. Photo: Sören Andersson / TT

Published: 14.Dec.2018 07:12 hrs

The leader of Sweden's centre-left Social Democrats was rejected by parliament for the role as prime minister on Friday.

A total of 200 MPs voted against Stefan Löfven as prime minister, 116 voted in favour and 28 abstained.

It is now over three months since Sweden voted in a general election that left neither of the two main blocs with a majority.

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