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Swedish Opposition Wins Two More Days to Form New Government

  • Moderate leader Kristersson says details remain unresolved
  • Key issue is whether the nationalists will be part of cabinet
Ulf Kristersson speaks to reporters in Stockholm, on Oct. 12. 

Ulf Kristersson speaks to reporters in Stockholm, on Oct. 12. 

Photographer: Tim Aro/AFP/Getty Images

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Swedish opposition parties that won last month’s election secured two more days for talks to form a new government after failing to reach an agreement by a preliminary deadline.

Parliament speaker, Andreas Norlen, gave Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson until Friday for negotiations between four parties that seek to take over from Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s Social Democrats. A vote on the cabinet is being planned for Monday, according to a website statement on Wednesday.