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Reinfeldt: will not comment on political crisis

Published torsdag 25 december 2014 kl 11.10
Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT

Ex-Prime Minister Reinfeldt, who stepped down after his coalition lost the September election, says he will not comment on the political turmoil in Sweden.

Speaking to Swedish television TV4 the Moderate Party leader says he wants to leave space for his successor to get ready for the election.

He is leaving politics and the new Moderate Leader will almost certainly be Anna Kinnberg Batra. 

Fredrik Reinfeldt is currently writing a book – not his first – and says he has got “a couple of job offers”.

Sweden is facing its biggest political crisis since the 1950s, as the new government was barely formed before it was defeated in a crucial budget vote, making it impossible for this red-green coalition to govern. 

Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has promised to call a new election. The official announcement is set for the 30th of December.

And although polls for this month show the red-greens leading the centre-right opposition, a the Moderate Party election coordinator says to Swedish Radio News says his party is polling better than its election result, and the polls show “an uncertain situation.”

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