Swedish PM Calls Off Snap Election After Deal With Center-right: Expressen Newspaper

Citing sources, the Swedish daily Expressen reported Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will call off a planned snap election. Lofven's Social Democrats, junior coalition partner the Greens, and center-right opposition parties the Moderates, the Liberals, the Christian Democrats and the Centre Party called a joint press conference, suggesting a deal of some sort had been reached. Lofven had said he planed to call a snap vote for March 22 after losing a budget vote in December when the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats backed an alternative finance bill put forward by the four-party Alliance opposition.