Swedish Soc Dem leader Lofven wins second term as PM

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.
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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

Sweden's parliament voted on Friday to give Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office, ending more than four months of deadlock after a virtually tied election.

Lofven agreed an historic deal with the Centre, Liberal and Green parties last week, bringing together parties from the centre-right and centre-left in order to prevent the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats from having a voice in policy.