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Sweden headed for 'untested ground' as budget deadline draws near

Incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Hanna Franzén/TT

Published: 22.Oct.2018 08:14 hrs

UPDATED: Stefan Löfven met the speaker of parliament on Monday to update him on talks to form a government. Meanwhile, the budget deadline draws ever-nearer.

Social Democrat leader and incumbent Prime Minister Löfven was last week asked to lead government negotiations with the other parties, after opposition leader Ulf Kristersson failed in his efforts.

He was given a two-week deadline, which means he has one more week to go. Löfven has said he wants to form a cross-bloc coalition government, but it is not yet clear whether or not he will succeed.

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