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Sweden Democrats to vote for Alliance candidate as parliamentary speaker

The Moderate party's Andreas Norlén looks set to become the new speaker of Sweden's parliament. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Published: 22.Sep.2018 14:01 hrs

The Sweden Democrats have stated they will vote for the candidate from the centre-right alliance bloc in Monday’s vote to confirm the new speaker of parliament.

The announcement means that Andreas Norlén of the Moderate party is expected to be chosen as parliamentary speaker.

“Of the two nominated candidates from the Social Democrats and Moderates, we have made the active choice to vote for the Moderate candidate. We believe the Moderates are the party best-placed to lead a government in any constellation, given the parliamentary situation,” Sweden Democrat (SD) leader Jimmie Åkesson said in a statement.

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