November 28, 2018 / 2:55 PM / 18 days ago

Swedish Liberal party says willing to let Soc Dems rule under certain conditions

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s centre-right Liberal party is willing to let Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven pass a parliamentary prime minister vote if he accepts a list of demands, including lower taxes, its party leader said on Wednesday.

“The Liberals won’t join a Social Democratic-led government. But if they meet tough demands of liberal reforms, then we are ready to let a Social Democrat government pass the vote and to take part in budget talks,” party leader Jan Bjorklund said at a news conference.

The decision echoes that of the centre-right Centre Party on Tuesday.

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Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom

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