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And then to the thorny issue of forming a government. The smaller bloc may accept a government formed by the other, but it isn't certain. The far right may accept a right bloc government, but it isn't certain. The liberals and centre may accept the support of the far right, but it's a bit unlikely. And finally a cross bloc government could be formed, but that is rather unlikely. Or a new election may be called, which we haven't had for decades so no one knows how the voters would react.
Ah no, it is probable that the smaller bloc would let the larger bloc govern; though not necessarily pass any legislation, of course.
But the government didn't have a majority before the election, did they? Has anything really changed?
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The Alliance party leaders called yesterday for Löfven to resign. Which he won't do unless he has to, as the incumbent has an advantage: a Swedish PM can rule on as long as a majority doesn't vote against him or her. The Soc-Dems and the Greens has opened for a government in the middle, with the Center and Liberals. That would break the blocs, which hasn't happened for real since world war two.
So no particular scenario is likely, which means all are on their own unlikely. But something will happen.
Oh, and if the Wednesday votes flips a seat so the blocs are exactly equal then that ads to the mix.
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