Analysis: Social Democrats dump budget to hold together allies

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  • Finance Minister Mikael Damberg says Sweden's government will try to make sure its budget fails in parliament today, and try to replace it with a new version soon.

  • Swedish Radio's political commentator Tomas Ramberg says this is because the current government budget proposal will not get the support of the Center Party, which the government needs if it is to pass.

  • The immediate disagreement is over how pensions are handled, but the conflicts are deeper than that.