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Sweden closer to snap poll as opposition parties quit budget pact| Reuters

Oct 10, 2015    

STOCKHOLM Sweden edged closer to a fresh national election on Friday after a budget deal with opposition parties that had made it possible for Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's centre-left coalition to rule as a minority government collapsed. A grassroots rebellion at the Christian Democrats convention prompted the smallest opposition party to vote to pull out of the accord and other centre-right parties quickly followed. Although the opposition would have to unite on a joint budget bill for the government to fall, that raises the chances Lofven will call Sweden's first snap election in more than...

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