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Could Centre Party leader Annie Lööf get Sweden a government?

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Published: 15.Nov.2018 14:33 hrs

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf will be the next person to lead exploratory coalition talks – after incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson both failed to form a government.

Parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlén on Thursday appointed Lööf as the next sonderingsperson, giving her one week to break the deadlock between the parties. He said it was possible the deadline could be extended.

"It is a task I have accepted. I understand that it will be difficult and I have taken it on with great humility," Lööf told press on Thursday afternoon.

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