Minister faces no confidence vote over sacking head of benefits agency

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Sweden's minority government could be defeated in a Riksdag vote soon, as many parties call for the resignation of the Social Insurance Minister.

On Friday the Liberal Party's leader Jan Björklund told Swedish Radio News that they will be voting against the government, meaning the no confidence motion needs just two more votes to pass.

The Social Insurance Minister Annika Strandhäll is accused of firing the head of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency simply for political points before last September's election.

The vote of no confidence was called on Thursday by the Moderate Party and is already supported by the Christian Democrats and Sweden Democrats.

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