Eriksson: we could work with Liberals

James Savage
James Savage - [email protected] • 23 May, 2006 Updated Tue 23 May 2006 18:01 CEST

Green Party spokesman Peter Eriksson has told a press conference that his party would vote against a government that only contained Social Democrats.


Speaking to Riksdag lobby correspondents on Tuesday he re-stated that his first choice was a majority coalition in which the Greens ruled together with the Left Party and the Social Democrats. But he did not rule out in advance a minority government with just the Social Democrats and Greens.

Eriksson said he could also consider a coalition in which the Social Democrats and Greens entered a coalition with one of the centrist parties currently in the Alliance. He mentioned the Liberal Party as a potential partner.

"A government that stops the block-thinking doesn't have to be a bad thing," he said, adding that such a situation could become reality if a coalition between just the Greens, the Left Party and the Social Democrats did not have enough support to govern.


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