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Swedish PM Fights for Survival as No-Confidence Vote Resurfaces

  • Two ministers targeted in no-confidence motions will step down
  • Main opposition bloc says the PM’s measures aren’t adequate
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Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, defied speculation that he would resign and instead replaced a number of ministers in his Cabinet in an effort to end a political crisis triggered by a government agency’s failure to protect classified data.

“I don’t want political chaos in Sweden, that’s not what we need right now,” Lofven told reporters in Stockholm on Thursday. But opposition parties representing a majority in the parliament soon made clear they didn’t think the steps the prime minister took were adequate.