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Sweden forms coalition gov't, ending political deadlock

PM Stefan Lofven gets second 4-year term to lead new government

  | 18.01.2019
Sweden forms coalition gov't, ending political deadlock

Ankar

By Atila Altuntas

STOCKHOLM

A coalition government was formed in Sweden on Friday after 130 days following the elections on Sept. 9, 2018.

The government formed by the Social Democrats and the Green Party won the vote of confidence at the Swedish parliament.

The parliament in Stockholm approved, Stefan Lofven, leader of the center-left Social Democrats, to become prime minister for the second four-year term.

The political deadlock ended in the country since the Swedish government was formed after numbers of failed attempts in a period of over four months.

In last year's election, the center-left bloc won 144 seats and the center-right bloc received 143 seats, while the far-right Sweden Democrats got 62 seats.

Lofven has been the Prime Minister of Sweden since 2014.


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