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Swedish Centre Party says to vote 'no' to Social Democrat leader Lofven as PM

Swedish Centre Party says to vote 'no' to Social Democrat leader Lofven as PM
FILE PHOTO: Centre Party leader Annie Loof gives a news conference after a meeting with the Speaker of Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, September 27, 2018. TT News Agency/Janerik Henriksson via REUTERS/File Photo -
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Centre leader Annie Loof her party will not support Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven as Sweden’s prime minister after talks over a deal failed, putting attempts at forming a government back to square one, three months after an election.

“We have taken a decision to vote ‘no’ to Stefan Lofven as prime minister,” Loof told reporters on Monday.

The Centre Party and the Liberals said last month they were willing to support Lofven if he agreed to lower taxes and free up restrictive labour laws.

(Reporting by Simon Johnson)

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