Swedish parliament to vote on new Social Democrat, Green Party coalition

Swedish parliament to vote on new Social Democrat, Green Party coalition

Sweden's parliament will vote on Friday whether to set up a ruling coalition made up of the Social Democrats and Greens, the speaker said - though that combination is unlikely to get enough support from lawmakers.

FILE PHOTO:  Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen delivers a news conference at the Parliam
FILE PHOTO: Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen delivers a news conference at the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, November 23, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS/File Photo

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's parliament will vote on Friday whether to set up a ruling coalition made up of the Social Democrats and Greens, the speaker said: though that combination is unlikely to get enough support from lawmakers.

"The situation ... is still deadlocked," parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlen told reporters on Wednesday.

The country has been without a government since September, when an election delivered a hung parliament that has already rejected both Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven and the leader of the four-party, centre-right Alliance as prime minister.

(Reporting by Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Source: Reuters

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