PM Stefan Löfven. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT.
Foto: Maja Suslin/TT.

Löfven: We fight the election alone

Stefan Löfven has listened to the criticism that the Social Democrats should go to the polls alone and not on a joint ticket with the Green Party.

On Thursday morning, LO trade union federation leader Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson said that the Social Democrats should go to the election next spring without the Green Party, and by Thursday afternoon in Parliamentary question time, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said that's exactly what his party was going to do.

"We've said all along, both parties, that we go to the polls ourselves. Then individuals can decide which party they want to vote for. Vote for us then there will be more support for social democracy, of course, but in addition, and we said this after the last election (in September), we are prepared to seek a collaboration also across block boundaries for us to get a stable government," Stefan Löfven said to Swedish Radio News.

Stefan Löfven also said on Thursday that the joint budget with the Green Party which was defeated in parliament, would not be concrete policy in the future.

"The policy we had wanted to get completed, now it has been voted down. But it's not that I intend to abandon the policy, but it has made me think about what we can do the rest of 2015 with the new conditions, and then we can think about how we can take it further in 2016, 2017, and 2018," Löfven said to Swedish Radio News.

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