- Sweden Democrats to vote for Alliance budget.
- Prime Minister invites centre-right parties for emergency late-night talks.
- Ex-foreign minister Bildt says "better for country" if government is defeated.
- PM and opposition leaders: it's the other side's responsibility.
Anna Kinberg Batra, effectively acting leader of the Moderates after Reinfeldt left the scene, appeared to pour cold water on the idea that her party would let the government’s budget pass.
“It’s not the opposition’s responsibility to pass the government’s budget,” she said shortly after the Sweden Democrats’ press conference.
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf echoed Kinberg Batra:
“It’s up to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to find a solution now,” she said, adding that the Alliance parties would vote for their own budget.
— James Savage (@jamesstockholm) December 2, 2014
Looks likely that Parliament tomorrow will approve the budget proposal of the opposition Alliance parties. Better for the country.
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) December 2, 2014
Acting Sweden Democrat leader Mattias Karlson. Photo: TT