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I'm sure the Moderate Party is happy to follow that strategy.

X-ref: JakeS' comment, above, I don't quite see why the Center or Liberal Parties have to go along if they can cut a better deal.  Either with the Social Democrats -- who are, after all, still the largest party -- or the Moderates since the Greens, Center, and Liberal parties, together, control the next government.  The last two may have wedded themselves so firmly, tactically or ideologically, to the Moderate controlled Alliance that they can't wiggle out, I don't know the answer to either question.  

The Center and Liberals have an "out" since they can always claim they are not going to be in a government that relies on the Swedish Democrats.  How far & well can that Play?  shrug Don't know.

In fact the entirety of my ignorance is stunning.


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by ATinNM on Mon Sep 20th, 2010 at 06:53:18 PM EST
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I don't quite see why the Center or Liberal Parties have to go along if they can cut a better deal.
Partly because of bloc solidarity, partly because it would screw up the 2014 elections, partly because the leadership of both parties really dislike the Soc-dems, and partly because they would never cooperate with the former communist party, whom they consider to be about as nice as the Sweden Democrats.

Another thing to remember is that the Center party is the greatest opponent of the Greens joining the centre-right, as they would occupy basically the same niche. And as the Center party kinda lacks ideology, does its best to alienate its core voters and generally just is an organisation with $300 million fortune who wants to secure jobs for its leading party members... well.

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by Starvid on Mon Sep 20th, 2010 at 07:02:27 PM EST
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