Historic no-confidence vote topples government in Sweden

Swedish parliament members arrive for the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, in Stockholm, Sweden June 21, 2021. (Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency/via Reuters)
  • Sweden’s government fell Monday morning after parliament backed a no-confidence motion with 181 votes.
  • Stefan Lofven of the Social Democrats has become the first prime minister to lose power in this way.
  • He has a week to announce a new election or resign.
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For more on the policies that led to the collapse of Sweden’s government, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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