politics

The perils of minority government

4:36 min

On Wednesday one of the government's main policies came to an abrupt stop.

A major sell off of public companies would have given the government a boost of about a hundred billion kronor - or ten billion US dollars. So where does that leave the government now?

Jonas Jacobsson is a member of parliament for the conservative Moderate party, and on the parliament's trade and industry committee, where the proposals were first hammered out.

He says that, since there government still has permission to sell shares in the Nordea bank, this will raise at least a few billion kronor, and he adds that the opposition are not united, with the Green Party closest to the government's line on privatisation.

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