Voters in Sweden head to the polls to elect members to the Riksdag.
The poll comes amid a rise in anti-immigration sentiment and waning support for mainstream parties.
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- Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven loses a vote of confidence in parliament.
- The government of Sweden submits a bill to the Riksdag to reintroduce conscription this summer in response to new global security challenges.
- Sweden's center-left government reaches a deal with the center-right opposition, The Alliance, giving a minority government room to govern so that the country's first snap election since 1958, originally planned for 22 March 2015, can be cancelled; the Sweden Democrats react by announcing that they will put down a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
- The deputy governor of Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, says that the country is likely to become a cashless society within the next three to five years.
- A judge in Ecuador rules against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who had contested new rules imposed on him in the country's embassy in London. Assange had argued that the conditions violated his "fundamental rights and freedoms", and were intended to force him to leave. His lawyers have appealed against the ruling. Assange took refuge in the embassy six years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden in a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.