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Prime Minister Andersson To Resign Following Loss Of Close Election

SWEDEN
  • SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER TO STEP DOWN AFTER LOSING CLOSE ELECTION (BBG)
  • ANDERSSON: THE PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULT IS CLEAR ENOUGH TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS (Reuters)
  • ANDERSSON: IT'S IMPORTANT THAT SWEDEN GETS A NEW GOVERNMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - (Reuters)
  • Full results had not been expected until today when all postal ballots and votes from Swedish citizens living abroad have been counted.
  • In any eventuality (the centre-left or centre-right winning a majority) it had been widely expected there would be a lengthy period of negotiation between political parties meaning a new gov't might not be in place for weeks or months as PM Andersson's gov't would remain in place as a caretaker until a new administration is formed.
    • The latest headlines indicate the prime minister is said to step down on Thursday.

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