Green Party migration policy ultimatum exposes government rift

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It has been a dramatic week in Swedish politics after the Green Party indicated it might quit the government if its coalition partner, the Social Democrats, strikes a migration policy deal without its support.

In an interview with Swedish Radio, Green Party spokesperson Isabella Lövin said she and her colleagues would not let the government implement a policy that the Greens cannot get behind.

Lövin's comments came after it emerged that the Social Democrats had negotiated with the opposition parties, leaving the Greens out, something that prompted the Greens to hold crisis meetings over the weekend.

So what exactly are the main points of contention, what are the chances of an early election, and who would benefit and lose out? Radio Sweden put the questions to political scientist Nicholas Aylott.

Press play to listen to the interview.