Sweden Democrats call for no-confidence in PM
The Sweden Democrats have responded to being left out of a cross-bloc deal by calling for a vote of no confidence in the prime minister.
Sweden Democrat temporary leader Mattias Karlsson says to news agency TT they will hand in the motion for a vote when parliament opens in January 2015.
"We have a prime minister who says lots of things and then changes his mind at the last minute. This is just the latest in a strong of them," says Sweden Democrat press spokesperson Martin Kinninen to Swedish Radio News.
He says the agreement between the centre-right and centre-left blocs breaks basic political principles and means his party is now the only real opposition in Sweden.
In the September 2014 election both the centre-right Alliance and the red-greens failed to win a majority, but the Green and Social Democrat party were slightly ahead and could also count on tacit Left Party support.
The Sweden Democrats dramatically increased their vote, to be the third-biggest party on almost 13 percent. But due to the party's far right and white power roots no other party will work with them.
This means there is little chance of the party getting enough votes in parliament to actually get a no-confidence motion through.
The Left party is also formally outside of the "December deal" but has welcomed it, saying it will continue to have influence on the government's policies.