Sweden

Housing Minister resigns


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Mehmet Kaplan, Sweden’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, has resigned his portfolio after alleged links with Turkish ultra-nationalist groups and Islamist organisations. The minister denied any wrongdoing but said he had denied because his position had become untenable.

The resignation comes at a time when the minority government of Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is doing badly in the opinion polls. The Local reports that around 60% of those interviewed in a survey were unhappy with the ruling Social Democrat-Green coalition. But the same survey by Schibsted/Inizios showed that just 42% thought the opposition would do a better job and 46% thought they would do a worse job.

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