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Swedish Greens say won't support centre-right govt
September 20, 2010 / 1:03 PM / 7 years ago

Swedish Greens say won't support centre-right govt

STOCKHOLM, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sweden’s Green Party said on Monday it would not support the centre-right Alliance government that lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday’s election.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt had said he would sound out the Greens for support after his centre-right bloc beat the centre-left opposition, but lost its overall majority in parliament due to gains by an the anti-immigrant party. [ID:nLDE68808Q]

But the Green Party itself played down such an idea.

“The Green Party will not become a supporting party for the Alliance,” Green Party joint leader Maria Wetterstrand told a news conference.

“It is our judgement that we ... have not received a mandate from our voters to begin any negotiations with the Alliance, neither to be part of a government or to begin any closer co-operation.”

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