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Sweden Looks Set to End Deadlock, Keep Lofven as Premier

Sweden Looks Set to End Deadlock, Keep Lofven as Premier

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 05:38 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A left-wing party in Sweden says it won't oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition.

Two center-right parties already have agreed to abstain from voting against Lofven, who then can form a Social Democrat-led minority government, likely with the left-leaning Greens.

Jonas Sjostedt of the small Left Party said Wednesday it will abstain in Friday's vote, saying the alternative would have been a center-right government. The parliamentary speaker is expected to nominate Lofven later in the day.

Attempts to form a government have been done without the Sweden Democrats, which has neo-Nazi roots. Both the center-left and the center-right blocs have refused to cooperate with the party, which made great strides in the Sept. 9 election.

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A left-wing party in Sweden says it won't oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition.Two center-right parties already have agreed to abstain from voting against Lofven, who...
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