Losing grip on power, Swedish government faces budget defeat

December 3, 2014 12:11 PM

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Losing grip on power, Swedish government faces budget defeat

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's minority government looked certain to lose a budget vote on Wednesday as the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats flexed their political muscles - a move that may force Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to call a snap election.

The far-right group has held the balance of power since September's election and plan vote with the main opposition bloc on the budget.

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