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Sweden faces budget vote as political uncertainty continues

The budget proposed by the Moderates and Christian Democrats, whose leaders Ulf Kristersson (R) and Ebba Busch-Thor are pictured here on election night, looks likely to win. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist /

Published: 10.Dec.2018 14:59 hrs

With no end to the current political deadlock in sight, Sweden is approaching another important parliamentary date: Wednesday's budget vote.

After an election that produced no clear winner, the country is currently being run by a caretaker government of the centre-left.

Officially, this kind of government cannot make any radical or partisan decisions, which would ordinarily include the budget proposal. Instead, they have put forward a budget intended to be as politically neutral as possible, and the finance minister has agreed with the opposition Alliance and the Left Party about certain principles.

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