Why does Sweden’s Centre Party oppose Stefan Löfven’s nomination as PM?

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Swedish Social Democrat party leader Stefan Löfven attends a press conference at the Parliament in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 29, 2018. Centre Party leader Annie Lööf announced Monday she would vote against Löfven’s nomination as prime minister. (Jonas Ekstromer/AFP/Getty Images)
The Center Party presented a list of demands including things the Social Democrats could not compromise on, says a Swedish Radio analyst.

Speaking in parliament following Annie Lööf’s press conference, he tells Ulla Engberg what made the talks for a new government break down, and what the possibilites are for the next step.

Today’s news have shocked Sweden’s political journalists says Henrik Torehammar, who presents Swedish Radio’s The Political Game podcast.

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Ulla Engberg, Radio Sweden

Ulla Engberg, Radio Sweden

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