"Our promise to the voters is to stop the train-tunnel-project under Gothenburg. We are saying no, and these other parties are still saying yes. If we are cannot reach an agreement on that issue, then we cannot form a coalition," said Henrik Munck, who has been elected to represent the Democrats in the local assembly.
The Social Democrats lost two of their seats in the city hall in Gothenburg. Together with their previous coalition partners - the Greens, the Left Party and Feminist Initiative - they are now outnumbered by the Democrats and the Alliance. But the Social Democrat's communication strategist, Viktoria Tryggvadottir Rolka, says they are willing to talk to all parties in Gothenburg - apart from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats - to try to form a new government.
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