The Alliance's party leaders: Annie Loof, Anna Kinberg Batra, Ebba Busch Thor and Jan Bjorklund gather at the Moderate Party headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden July 26, 2017. TT News Agency/Erik Simander/via REUTERS

Sweden is in the grip of a political crisis as Prime Minister Stefan Lofven reshuffled his minority cabinet in a bid to avoid calling an early election. Opposition parties had demanded the resignation of three government ministers over one of the largest security breaches in the country’s history. Interior Minister Anders Ygeman and Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson have stepped down, but the prime minister stood by his Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist.

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