Swedish PM Calls Snap Election After Red-Green Budget Fails

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced that Swedes will go back to the polls for a second time in just over six months, on March 22, after he failed achieve consensus on his coalitions proposed budget.  Löfven‘s Red-Green coalition government fell Wednesday after the far-right  Sweden Democrats voted to support an opposition budget put forth by the center-right Alliance coalition on Wednesday.

Löfven was unable to reach an agreement on the budget during last minute budget negotiations which broke down on Tuesday night.

At a press conference held immediately after the vote,  Mr Löfven told journalists that the March election would allow Swedes to “make a choice in the face of this new political landscape”.

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