In Sweden three parties from the right-wing camp have agreed to form a government that is being supported for the first time by the far-right Sweden Democrats. As the party leader of the conservative moderates, Ulf Kristersson, announced on Friday, moderates, Christian Democrats and Liberals agreed "to form a government and to work together with the Sweden Democrats in parliament". Kristersson is now to be elected prime minister on Monday.
In the parliamentary elections in September, the right-wing bloc received a narrow majority, replacing the left-wing camp that had previously ruled around the social-democratic Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson. The big winners were the far-right Sweden Democrats, who, for the first time in Sweden's history, became the second-strongest force and claimed a stake in the new government.
In terms of content, the coalition parties agreed, among other things, to build new nuclear power plants in Sweden. "New nuclear reactors are being built," announced the leader of the Christian Democrats, Ebba Busch, at a press conference.
It is expected that Kristersson will be elected as the new Prime Minister on Monday.