Swedish parliament to vote on new Social Democrat, Green Party coalition

Swedish parliament to vote on new Social Democrat, Green Party coalition
FILE PHOTO: Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen delivers a news conference at the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, November 23, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS/File Photo -
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s parliament will vote on Friday whether to set up a ruling coalition made up of the Social Democrats and Greens, the speaker said – though that combination is unlikely to get enough support from lawmakers.

“The situation … is still deadlocked,” parliamentary speaker Andreas Norlen told reporters on Wednesday.

The country has been without a government since September, when an election delivered a hung parliament that has already rejected both Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven and the leader of the four-party, centre-right Alliance as prime minister.

(Reporting by Simon Johnson and Johan Sennero; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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