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10.45pm: ‘Prime Minister Stefan Lofven should step down’

Ulf Kristersson, leader of the centre-right Moderates, has called on Sweden’s leader to resign in light of tonight’s preliminary results.

In a reference to Mr Lofven’s minority cabinet, Mr Kristersson told supporters: “This government has run its course.

“Now it should resign.”

Neither Mr Kristersson’s centre-right Alliance or Mr Lofven’s centre-left coalition have won enough votes to secure a majority.

10.20pm: Sweden Democrats ‘will gain huge influence’

Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson has told supporters he is prepared to talk and cooperate with all other parties.

At a party rally in Stockholm, he said: "We increase our seats in parliament and we see that we will gain huge influence over what happens in Sweden during the coming weeks, months and years.”