Sweden’s prime minister forms minority government after unsuccessful electionBy AP
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Swedish premier forms minority gov’t
STOCKHOLM — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has formed a minority government after his center-right coalition lost control of Parliament in last month’s election.
Reinfeldt presented his government on Tuesday, after his four-party alliance won 173 of 349 seats in the Sept. 19 vote — two short of a majority.
The Red Green opposition also lost ground in the election and the far-right Sweden Democrats managed to enter Parliament for the first time, holding balance of power with 20 seats.
The new 24-member Cabinet includes seven new ministers, with four leaving their posts.
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