Sweden's Green Party voters say no to co-op with alliance government

12:53, September 22, 2010      

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Some 53 percent of Sweden's Green Party voters said no on Tuesday to a collaboration with the Alliance government, a survey made by the Institute For Opinion Research, SIFO, said.

Preliminary results showed that the Swedish Alliance government led by Fredrik Reinfeldt won the general election by 49.3 percent of votes on Sunday, but failed to gain a majority in the parliament.

The uncertain situation made Prime Minister Reinfeldt turned to support from the Green Party.

Following the voters' refusal, Green Party co-leaders Peter Eriksson and Maria Wetterstrand said the message is that voters did not give a mandate to negotiate with the bourgeois government.

But they said the government can invite all the red-green parties to have a dialogue, the Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) reported on Tuesday.

The SIFO poll shows that 34 percent of the voters said they like to see a cooperation with the government. The dilemma is that Swedish Democratic Party entered the parliament with 20 seats, but the government has vowed not to cooperate with the party.

Meanwhile, the Swedish kronor continues to appreciate against the dollar and euro on Tuesday.

During the day it was 6.95 kronor to one dollar and 9.12 kronor to one euro. The kronor became the strongest since October 2007.

Whether it is affected by the Swedish general election result is still not clear. Analysts hold that people who bought the kronor may believe that with a polling gap of 7000 votes, the Alliance is still possible to get a majority in the parliament.

But the SvD news reported that the possibility is fifty to fifty as there are still 100,000 votes to be counted.

The final result will be announced on Wednesday or Thursday if delayed.

Source: Xinhua


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