Karin Ernlund (Centre Party),  Lotta Edholm (Liberal Party), Anna König Jerlmyr (Moderate Party), Daniel Helldén (Green Party) held a joint press conference on Friday.
Karin Ernlund (Centre Party), Lotta Edholm (Liberal Party), Erik Slottner (Christian Democrats), Anna König Jerlmyr (Moderate Party), Daniel Helldén (Green Party) held a joint press conference on Friday. Credit: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Greens and centre-right Alliance reach deal to rule Stockholm

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The Green Party and the centre-right Alliance have struck a deal to run the Stockholm City Council together, which means plans for a Nobel Centre, an Apple store, a major infrastructure project, and for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics will be scuppered.

Anna König Jerlmyr of the Moderate Party, said at a press conference on Friday that the parties' decision to collaborate across the left-right divide means they've united behind "an ambitious programme for the coming four years".

Former Social Democrat mayor Karin Wanngård writes on Twitter it is a shame that the Green decision "draws Stockholm to the right" and says it could mean the capital standing still.

The head of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, says to news agency TT he is worried that the new city administration is saying no to so much, and says it seems Stockholm has become a harder place to carry out big projects.

 

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