Tax-reform row threatens Sweden's ruling coalition

Sweden's frail coalition government faced collapse after Conservative Party ministers staged a walkout over a dispute on income-tax reform. Prime Minister Thorbjoern Faelldin postponed a decision on dissolving his government and said three solutions were possible -- the government could resign , elections could be called, or he could continue with tacit Conservative support.

The three-party coalition of Conservatives, Liberals, and Centrists holds a one-seat majority over the opposition Social Democrats and Communists in Parliament.

Meanwhile, the country faced the possibility of a crippling strike by a trade union representing about 17,000 clerical workers in key sectors of the economy. The issue is co mpensation for wage drift -- the difference between actual earnings and basic wages -- in the private sector.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK