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Opposition Parties Do Not Have to Agree on Everything, says Left Party Leader

Published lördag 30 januari 2010 kl 15.52
Lars Ohly

The leader of the Left Party does not think it is necessary for the opposition to have a joint red-green policy on a number of issues in the election.

"I cannot see it as a big disaster if we do not agree to every comma in an election period. Perhaps it is not even a disaster if we do not agree on whole sentences, sometimes," Ohly said in an interview with Swedish Radio.

Lars Ohly and the Left Party's view on a number of political issues differs from the two other parties in the opposition, the similarly small Green Party and the bigger Social Democrats. That is for example the case when it comes to Aghanistan (Ohly wants an immediate withdrawal), grades in primary and secondary school (he is against it), and on profit making companies in the public sector (he says no).

But the difference in opinion in the loose coalition of the opposition parties is not a problem, Lars Ohly said when he was interviewed by Swedish Radio as part of a Saturday series of party leader interviews.

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