Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Löfven has stated that embattled colleague Omar Mustafa has to fully stand behind the party's values on human rights and gender equality if he is to remain on the party's governing board.

"You can't hold an elected position within the Social Democrats unless you can fully stand up for the party's values ​​that all human beings are equal and for equality between women and men," Löfven said.

"These are the values which we base our whole political platform on. This is inviolable."

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