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Swedish centre-right leader to face PM vote with tiny minority coalition

Swedish centre-right leader to face PM vote with tiny minority coalition
FILE PHOTO: Ulf Kristersson, leader of Sweden's Moderate Party, speaks to media in Stockholm, Sweden October, 14 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS -
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish centre-right leader Ulf Kristersson said on Monday he will seek approval to form a minority government including only the Moderate and Christian Democrat parties, holding out the slim hope he can somehow secure enough backing in parliament.

Kristersson looks almost certain to lose the vote as the Centre Party and the Liberals - part of the same four-party Alliance bloc as Kristersson's Moderates - appear set not back him as his proposed government would need support from the far-right Sweden Democrats.

"I have chosen to go ahead with this despite the obvious risk that this will not win acceptance in parliament," Kristersson told a news conference in parliament.

The parliament is due to vote on the proposal on Wednesday, November 14.

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(Reporting by Niklas Pollard and Johan Sennero; editing by Johannes Hellstrom)

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