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As both sides are leaking now, it becomes very obvious that this is a case wrong assumptions about the other side. Also it appears that for a long time the Alliance thought SD would abstain (as they did during the previous session of parliament). When it came down to it, the Alliance thought the government would step down and renegotiate with them from a weakened position if the Alliance budget was passed, while the government thought the Alliance was bluffing and would in the end abstain enough votes for the governments budget to pass.

No secret collusion has come to light, and if there was the Alliance + SD could depose the current government before the 29th of December, which is the earliest date the government can formally call for new elections. No heavy weights inside the parties has begun any rethorical positioning for that though, everyone is full steam ahead for new elections while blaming the other side.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Dec 8th, 2014 at 04:32:22 AM EST
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