Swedish centre-left make deal with opposition, call off snap vote

December 27, 2014 10:49 AM

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Swedish centre-left make deal with opposition, call off snap vote

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's mainstream parties reached a deal on Saturday that will allow the minority centre-left government to remain in office and sideline the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, who hold the balance of power in parliament.

Sweden's normally stable politics were thrown into turmoil in December when Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said he would call a snap election in March after his budget was voted down by the centre-right opposition and the Sweden Democrats.

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