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Sweden's Prime Minister has been ousted as political turmoil in the country deepens. Stefan Lofven lost a no confidence vote on Tuesday and will step down after four years in power. But now who will replace him is very unclear. Neither major political block holds a majority, elections earlier this month ended with a hung parliament.
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The center right opposition alliance only got one seat less than Lofven's center left. Now the front runner for the top job is Ulf Kristersson. He's leader of the Moderates, the biggest party in the Alliance. But without a majority, he may need support from the Sweden Democrats.>>
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>> That party has roots in the white supremacist fringe. It wants to freeze immigration and has called for a new vote on EU membership. The Sweden Democrats' leader reiterated on Tuesday his party will only support a new government if it gets a say in policy. But the Alliance says it won't negotiate with them.
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There can now be four attempts to find a new government. Then, if the deadlock continues, Sweden will hold a snap election. But with a new vote unlikely to change the situation, the pressure is on to find some kind of compromise even if it takes weeks to thrash out.