Swedish parliament ousts Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

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The Social Democrat leader will be stepping down after parliament's vote of no confidence this morning, which also marks the starting point for what looks set to be a complicated process of forming a new government.

A total 204 MPs voted against Löfven and 142 voted in his favour. There were no abstentions. Löfven's Social Democrat-Green Party coalition will stay on as a transition government until a new one is installed.

It is now up to the newly appointed speaker of parliament, Moderate Party MP Andreas Norlén, to present a proposal for a new prime minister and government in the coming days.

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