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Swedish Parliament to approve center-right leader Reinfeldt as new PM

Swedish Parliament to approve center-right leader Reinfeldt as new PM

Fredrik Reinfeldt was to be voted in as Sweden's new prime minister Thursday, after his center-right opposition coalition toppled the ruling Social Democrats in September elections.
Reinfeldt will officially replace Social Democratic leader Goran Persson _ who has served as premier for 10 years _ after a formal vote in Sweden's 349-member parliament.
On Friday, Reinfeldt will announce his Cabinet ministers and present his first government declaration in a speech to Parliament.
Reinfeldt's Moderate Party led a four-party opposition bloc that won parliamentary elections on Sept. 17, ending 12 years of Social Democratic rule in the Scandinavian country. He has pledged to fine-tune Sweden's vaunted welfare model by lowering taxes for workers and reducing the state's ownership in big companies.


Updated : 2021-06-14 18:05 GMT+08:00