BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Speaker gives Swedish Soc Dem leader 48 hours to get backing for govt

Speaker gives Swedish Soc Dem leader 48 hours to get backing for govt
@ Copyright :
TT NEWS AGENCY(Reuters)
Text size Aa Aa

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The speaker of Sweden's parliament said on Monday he would give Social Democrat leader 48 hours to persuade the Left Party to back his candidacy for the premiership before calling a vote.

"I'm giving them 48 hours to solve these problems and I assume they will do all they can to reach a solution," speaker Andreas Norlen told reporters.

The centre-right Centre, Liberal and Green parties have agreed a deal to give Lofven a second term in office, but the Left Party, whose support the former welder needs to be elected, said they wanted assurances they would have a voice in policy in return for their support.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; editing by Niklas Pollard)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.