Swedish PM Sur­vives Vote of No-Con­fi­dence


STOCK­HOLM (Dis­patches) - Swedish Prime Min­is­ter Stefan Lofven eas­ily sur­vived a par­lia­men­tary vote of no con­fi­dence brought on Fri­day by the an­ti­im­mi­gra­tion Swe­den Democrats over a botched IT out­sourc­ing pro­ject that may have led to the leak of sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion. Only 43 of the par­lia­ment’s 349 mem­bers sup­ported the mo­tion. Had Lofven lost, the gov­ern­ment would have re­signed, just a year be­fore a gen­eral elec­tion. Two min­is­ters have re­signed over the po­ten­tial leak of sen­si­tive data as a re­sult of a deal un­der which IBM Swe­den took over some IT func­tions of the Swedish Trans­port Agency.

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