Swedish center-right opposition stands by vow to back own budget after govt talks

December 2, 2014 10:03 PM

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Swedish center-right opposition stands by vow to back own budget after govt talks

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's four-party Alliance opposition repeated its vow to vote for its own budget bill in a parliament vote scheduled for Wednesday after last-ditch talks with the government looked to have failed to avert a defeat for Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

"We were clear on that we would vote 'yes' to the Alliance proposal and we have seen nothing to change that," opposition Moderate Party economic spokeswoman Anna Kinberg Batra told reporters. The Moderates are the biggest of the four parties in the Alliance bloc.

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