Swedish PM ousted in no confidence vote

(VOVWORLD) - Sweden's prime minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament.

The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that resulted in a hung parliament. In Tuesday's dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Mr Lofven, the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, came to power in 2014. His center-left alliance won 144 seats in this month's election, one more than the center-right opposition. Neither of the main blocs intend to govern with the nationalist SD, the third-largest party in the new parliament. But the job of prime minister could fall to Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderates, who is widely seen as the person most likely to form a new government.