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Swedish Left Party to seek support for no-confidence vote in PM Lofven

FILE PHOTO: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven holds a news conference after parliament passes a bill to slow the COVID-19 pandemic

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s Left Party said on Thursday it would seek support to bring a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven over plans to ease rent control rules for newly built apartments.

“We are now seeking support for a vote of no-confidence,” Left Party leader Nooshi Dadgostar told reporters during a news conference.

The Left Party needs the support of at least one other party to force a vote of no-confidence.

A vote of no-confidence would require a majority in the 349-seat parliament to pass.

(Reporting by Simon Johnson; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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