Lars Ohly (Photo: Janerik Henriksson/Scanpix

Left support for red-green co-operation ends?

The Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter claims that three out of four local districts of the opposition Left Party want to end all co-operation with the opposition Social Democrats and the Greens - a historic red-green alliance which nevertheless failed to oust the center-right government in the September elections.

Left Party leader Lars Ohly has announced that he has ended support of an earlier red-green agreement to pull Swedish troops out of Afghanistan by the year 2013 - since the other two parties have reached agreement with the center-right government to keep the troops there until at least 2014.

Ohly insists there is still majority support within his party for red-green co-operation, and that this will be tested on coming parliamentary votes on education and budget spending.


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