4 of 10 Swedes want a new election

In a new survey from Sifo, done for newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, 43 percent of 1,207 Swedes polled said they would like to see a new election.

The question from the survey: "The parliamentary election last fall resulted in a complicated parliamentary situation. With this is mind, do you think a new election should be announced?"

The responses differed widely, based on which party people supported. Those most likely to want a new election were supporters of the Christian Democrats and Sweden Democrats, at 68 and 80 percent respectively.

Among supporters of the Alliance opposition block, which lost the election last fall, 57 percent said they wanted a new election, but for the red-green block, which won, there were only 11 percent who said they do.

In December 2014 the parties reached a deal in order to avoid new elections, during a crisis of government when the government's budget was blocked by the pariah Sweden Democrats. The "December Agreement" entailed that the Alliance parties, despite preferring other policies, abstain from voting in order to let the red-green's budget through.

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