Swedish Government Talks Fail as Political Crisis Deepens

(Bloomberg) -- Center Party leader Annie Loof gave up talks on forming a government, saying she found no will to compromise among the two largest parties as Sweden struggles to find a viable coalition more than two months after an inconclusive election.

Swedish Government Talks Fail as Political Crisis Deepens

The Social Democrats and the Moderates were not willing to vote yes to a government in which they don’t control the prime minister post, Loof said at a press conference in Stockholm after a week of talks with her party colleagues.

Loof is the third person to fail in cobbling together a coalition that can survive a vote in parliament after the Sept. 9 election, which saw the nationalist Sweden Democrats emerge as a kingmaker. The speaker of parliament, Andreas Norlen, said he will now hold fresh talks on the phone with all party leaders on Thursday before announcing his next step at a press conference on Friday.

Swedish Government Talks Fail as Political Crisis Deepens

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