Swedish opposition offers government talks to help block far-right

December 9, 2014 8:33 AM

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Swedish opposition offers government talks to help block far-right

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's center-right opposition on Tuesday offered to strike a deal with the government on voting procedures in parliament to allow minority governments to rule and prevent the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats from effectively holding a veto.

Sweden was plunged into political chaos last week when the Sweden Democrats - who hold the balance of power - blocked the minority government's budget, forcing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to call a snap election.

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