Swedish PM Lofven welcomes Centre Party decision to drop rent reform plan

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference after the no-confidence vote, in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the Centre Party to drop its insistence the government goes ahead with a plan to partially ease rent controls which led parliament to pass a vote of no-confidence in him earlier this week.

"It is important that more parties now do what is best for the country," Lofven said in a text to Reuters.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom)

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