Sweden’s Center, Liberal parties back Social Democrat leader Lofven for 2nd PM term

  1. Sweden’s Center, Liberal parties back Social Democrat leader Lofven for 2nd PM term

Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven took a big step toward a second term as Sweden’s prime minister on Friday after agreeing a deal with the center-right Center and Liberal parties. The deal includes tax cuts and reform of the labor market, Reuters reported. Politics has been deadlocked since a September election resulted in a hung parliament and complicated by a promise from all parties not to work with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. A deal with Lofven – and the Green Party – could still be blocked by the executive body of any of the four parties involved.

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