Sweden’s Parliament voted against approving the Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson as Prime Minister, Wednesday.
The outcome was expected since the Centre Party and Liberals – which make up two of the four parties in the conservative Alliance ostensibly led by Kristersson – had said ahead of the vote that they would not approve of an Alliance government that had to rely on support from the Sweden Democrats.
Radio Sweden speaks to politicians in parliament for their reaction.
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