SWEDISH FAR RIGHT WINS FIRST SEATS IN PARLIAMENT
Baku, September 20 (AZERTAC). A far-right party in Sweden has won seats in parliament for the first time, denying the governing centre-right coalition an overall majority.
The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have won 20 of the 349 seats in the country`s single assembly, following Sunday`s general election.
The alliance led by centre-right Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt fell short of a clear victory with 172 seats.
Mr. Reinfeldt says he will seek the support of the opposition Green Party.
The Greens are currently allied with the centre-left Social Democrats.
Green Party co-chair Maria Wetterstrand said the opposition bloc - which won 157 seats - remained united.
Mr. Reinfeldt also did not rule out working with the Social-Democrats.
"On many questions there is a possibility for broader co-operation," he told reporters. "Not seldom have agreements been made between Social Democrats and alliance parties, but I can`t really say more about that, if there is any room for that now."
However the prime minister reiterated that his four-party Alliance for Sweden would not form a coalition with the far-right.
"I have been clear on how we will handle this uncertain situation," he said. "We will not co-operate, or become dependent on, the Sweden Democrats".