Swedish opposition party to call vote of no-confidence in PM

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 8:36 AM

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party on Wednesday tabled a parliamentary vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, demanding his resignation in the aftermath of a scandal over leaks of sensitive material.

Lofven is almost certain to ride out the vote, which will take place on Sept. 15 at the earliest, as the main, center-right opposition bloc has said it will not give its support.

(Reporting by Johan Sennero; editing by John Stonestreet)