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Swedish Social Democrat leader Lofven gives up attempt to form government

Swedish Social Democrat leader Lofven gives up attempt to form government
FILE PHOTO: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. Aris Oikonomou/ Pool via REUTERS -
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven gave up an attempt to form a government on Monday leaving no clear candidate for prime minister nearly two months after an indecisive election.

“In light of the responses I have had so far, in the current situation, the possibility does not exist for me to build a government that can be accepted by parliament,” Lofven told reporters.

The leader of the centre-right opposition Alliance bloc has also tried and failed to form a government after the Sept. 9 election.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom)

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