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Conservative Moderate Party criticism against cross-party deal

Published söndag 28 december 2014 kl 10.25
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
In the former government Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was minister for culture and sport. Photo: Niklas Kaldner/Sveriges Radio

Former conservative Moderate Party ministers have attacked the December deal that allows the Social Democrats to remain in government.

Former party leader Ulf Adelsohn calls it an "unconditional surrender." He writes on Facebook: "Unfortunately this is really bad. In their eagerness to keep out SD [the Sweden Democrats] you have made V [the Left Party] the kingmakers", reports newspaper Svensa Dagbladet.

Ulf Adelsohn was conservative Moderate Party leader in the first half of the 1980s.

Former Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth says to the Moderate leader-elect,"This will be a real uphill struggle Anna. I don't think this is good for the [centre right] Alliance. She says Prime Minister Stefan Löfven looked as contented as story book character Nasty Måns, when he fooled the famous character Peter No-tail.

And former Culture Minister Cecilia Stegö Chilò also attacks the deal on Facebook. "Sorry Anna, this wasn't good. How can you sign an agreement that binds 100 independently elected members of parliament?" She also says this means essentially making the Left Party stronger.

Conservative Moderate Party leader-elect Anna Kinnberg Batra answers that this agreement also makes it possible for a minority Alliance government to rule, and that is why it was important to reach the agreement.

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