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Norwegian PM pessimistic after Swedish election results. Norway’s Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg believes last night’s election results mean Sweden faces a difficult time ahead. Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and the Conservative-led coalition (Alliansen) may have won the election for the second time running with 172 mandates, but has lost its majority. The Red-Green Labour-headed coalition secured 157. However, things have become more complicated, politically.

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Norwegian PM pessimistic after Swedish election results

Published on Monday, 20th September, 2010 at 11:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Norway’s Labour (Ap) Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg believes last night’s election results mean Sweden faces a difficult time ahead.

Jens Stoltenberg
Jens Stoltenberg
Photo: Office of the Prime Minister/Flickr


Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt and the Conservative-led coalition (Alliansen) may have won the election for the second time running with 172 mandates, but has lost its majority.

The Red-Green Labour-headed coalition secured 157. However, things have become more complicated, politically.

Reinfeldt plans to form a minority government, but his invitation to the Greens (Miljöpartiet) was brushed off.

Moreover, Sweden’s immigrant-hostile Sverigedemokraterna Party (SD) won 20 mandates, making up 5.7 percent of the votes. Reinfeldt has said he refuses to cooperate with the Party.

Prime Minister Stoltenberg is not optimistic about Sweden's immediate political future.

“It is an election without any clear winners. The Government Parties lost their majority, but still seem to be able to continue in government. At the same time, SD is in a key position, [which] creates a difficult situation. [The election] shows that a Party with rather extreme views on immigration has entered Swedish politics by getting in to Parliament. I find this regrettable,” he tells NRK from New York, whilst attending the annual UN Summit.



Published on Monday, 20th September, 2010 at 11:46 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: fredrik, reinfeldt, swedish, elections, alliansen, sverigedemokraterna, miljoepartiet, jens, stoltenberg, prime, minister, norway, norwegian.





  
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