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Swedish parties strike deal to end political deadlock

Incumbent prime minister and Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven is questioned by media on Thursday. Photo: Naina Helen Jåma/TT

Published: 11.Jan.2019 10:56 hrs

The Centre Party has – together with the Green Party and Liberals – struck a deal with the Social Democrats which would allow Stefan Löfven to stay on as prime minister.

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf told reporters at a press conference attended by The Local that she would instruct her party to abstain in a vote on Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven as Sweden's prime minister.

Lööf's announcement comes after Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet was first to cite sources that the Social Democrats and Green Party had reached a deal with the Centre Party and Liberals.

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