Sweden seemed to be on the cusp of getting a new government four months after its general election, but the Left Party now says it will not back a political deal reached to form a new one.
That means a majority of representatives in the country’s parliament, the Riksdag, would vote against lead candidate Stefan Löfven from the centre-left Social Democrats, sinking his chances of success.
To tell us more is Radio Sweden’s reporter Loukas Christodoulou.
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