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Sweden’s Opposition Prepares Power Shift After Premier Quits

  • Magdalena Andersson tendered her resignation on Thursday
  • Talks have started to form a new government led by Moderates
Ulf Kristersson
Ulf KristerssonPhotographer: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg
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Swedish right-wing opposition parties are stepping up negotiations on forming a new government, after Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson tendered her resignation on Thursday.

The Social Democrat leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s election, and Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will now try to forge an agreement with three parties that backed his candidacy. They include the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, who are now the country’s second-largest political force.