The Greens and Left party support the minority Social Democrat government in parliament, but both allies have said that after the election they will expect cabinet portfolios in a coalition. The Greens have also suggested that should the election result in a deadlock, they might support the Social Democrats in a coalition with the opposition Center or Liberal parties, excluding the Left Party.
However, a new poll suggests that 65 percent of Social Democrat voters want a coalition with the former Communist Left. Just 46 percent want a coalition with the Greens, while 47 percent want both allies in a new government.
There is widespread support among Left and Green Party voters to take cabinet seats in a new government with the Social Democrats. More than nine out of ten among the Left, and eight out of ten Green voters want to be in a coalition.