The announcement was greeted with applause from several local Social Democrat branches, the news agency TT reports. Many members thought that their party trademark suffered from the red-green co-operation.
Also in the Green Party there has been a "strong urge" to return to developing "our own policies", said party leader Maria Wetterstrand. The Left Party leader Lars Ohly chose to not call it a "pause" in the co-operation, but instead that the parties "return to normal" as it was before the joint pre-election platform was forged.
Tuesday's announcement caused the political commentators to note that it will become easier for the Government to get through its policies without having to lean on the support of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats.