Swedish PM sees chance of broad cooperation after March vote

December 5, 2014 12:08 AM

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Swedish PM sees chance of broad cooperation after March vote

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said on Thursday he expected the country's mainstream parties to be able to cooperate to exclude the far right after a snap election in March if no bloc wins a majority.

Lofven was forced to call a new vote just two months into his term after the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, who with 49 seats in he 349-seat parliament nevertheless hold the balance of power, blocked the Social Democrat-led coalition's first budget this week.

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