Governments teetering

December 3, 2014 3:58 PM

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Governments teetering

Sweden’s centre-left administration is on the brink just two months into office after a far-right party announced it would side with the centre-right opposition to vote against the 2015 budget. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, who are shunned by all other parties in the Riksdag, holds the balance of power.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he will quit if he does not get his budget through and said his opponents weren’t prepared to negotiate. He could still send the budget back to committee for amendments, though prospects of success are remote. He could also resign and try to put together a new gover...

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