Swedish Greens say won`t support centre-right government

Sweden`s Green Party said it would not support the center-right Alliance govt.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2010, 18:54 PM IST

Stockholm: Sweden`s Green Party said on Monday it would not support the center-right Alliance government that lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday`s election.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt had said he would sound out the Greens for support after his center-right bloc beat the center-left opposition, but lost its overall majority in parliament due to gains by an the anti-immigrant party.
But the Green Party itself played down such an idea.

"The Green Party will not become a supporting party for the Alliance," Green Party joint leader Maria Wetterstrand told a news conference.

"It is our judgment that we ... have not received a mandate from our voters to begin any negotiations with the Alliance, neither to be part of a government or to begin any closer co-operation."

Bureau Report