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Sep 22, 2010

Swedish govt comes up short in preliminary recount

STOCKHOLM, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Sweden’s centre-right ruling
coalition picked up one more seat in parliament but remained
just short of an outright majority, the preliminary result of a
recount of votes in Sunday’s election showed on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s coalition won 173 seats in the preliminary recount issued by the election commission
versus the 172 announced on election night, but still fell short
of the 175 seats needed to retain a majority.

Sep 20, 2010

Scenarios: What will come of Sweden’s hung parliament?

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s center-right coalition soundly beat the Social Democrat-led opposition in Sunday’s election, but lost its majority due to gains for an anti-immigration party.

The election outcome leaves the Nordic country facing the prospect of four years of minority government, though Reinfeldt has said he will sound out the opposition Greens in an effort to broaden support for his cabinet.

Sep 20, 2010

What will come of Sweden’s hung parliament?

STOCKHOLM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Swedish Prime Minister
Fredrik Reinfeldt’s centre-right coalition soundly beat the
Social Democrat-led opposition in Sunday’s election, but lost
its majority due to gains for an anti-immigration party.

The election outcome leaves the Nordic country facing the
prospect of four years of minority government, though Reinfeldt
has said he will sound out the opposition Greens in an effort to
broaden support for his cabinet.

Sep 20, 2010

Swedish centre-right wins vote, loses majority

STOCKHOLM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Fredrik Reinfeldt became
Sweden’s first sitting centre-right prime minister to win
re-election, but was deprived of a majority by the first-time
entry into parliament of an anti-immigrant party.

Analysts had said before Sunday’s election that a hung
parliament, with Reinfeldt’s centre-right Alliance coalition
having no overall majority, would unsettle investors and the
Swedish crown weakened in early trading on Monday.

Sep 20, 2010

Swedish centre-right wins ballot but loses majority

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Fredrik Reinfeld became Sweden’s first sitting center-right prime minister to win re-election, but was deprived of a majority by the entry into parliament of an anti-immigrant party.

Analysts had said before Sunday’s election that a hung parliament, with Reinfeldt’s center-right Alliance coalition having no overall majority, would unsettle investors and the Swedish crown was slightly weaker after the results.

Sep 19, 2010

Centre-right wins Swedish vote, short of majority

STOCKHOLM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Sweden’s prime minister
became the nation’s first sitting centre-right leader to win
re-election on Sunday, but he was deprived of a majority by the
entry into parliament of an anti-immigrant party.

Analysts had said before the vote that a hung parliament,
with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s centre-right Alliance
coalition having no overall majority, would unsettle investors
and the Swedish crown was slightly weaker after the results.

Sep 19, 2010

Swedish govt leads vote, short of majority- poll

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s election on Sunday looks to have led to a hung parliament, with the centre-right government winning, but falling short of a majority due to an anti-immigrant party winning its first seats, TV polls showed.

A hung parliament would unsettle investors, and analysts have predicted a sharp fall in the crown currency against the euro and rising bond yields should the far right hold the balance of power.

Sep 19, 2010

Swedish government leads vote but short of majority: polls

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s election Sunday looks to have led to a hung parliament, with the center-right government winning, but falling short of a majority due to an anti-immigrant party winning its first seats, TV polls showed.

A hung parliament would unsettle investors, and analysts have predicted a sharp fall in the crown currency against the euro and rising bond yields should the far right hold the balance of power.

Sep 17, 2010

Centre-right PM set for Sweden vote win

STOCKHOLM, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Swedish Prime Minister
Fredrik Reinfeldt looks set to win a new majority in Sunday’s
election, polls show, supported by a strong economic recovery
and sound public finances.

The main concern for Reinfeldt, 45, is that a good showing
by a far-right, anti-immigrant party, which is looking to win
its first seats, could lead to a hung parliament.

Sep 17, 2010

Centre-right eyes Sweden vote win, far-right threat

STOCKHOLM, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Traditionally liberal Sweden
looked set to elect its first far-right members of parliament at
Sunday’s election, potentially robbing Prime Minister Fredrik
Reinfeldt’s centre-right coalition of a majority.

Reinfeldt’s “Alliance” is seen narrowly winning enough votes
to form a majority government in most polls, but the strength of
the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats puts that in jeopardy.