STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Left Party will not be part of a Social Democrat-led government, news agency TT quoted Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven as saying on Monday.
The Social Democrats are facing a difficult task forming a government. The three center-left parties won 158 parliamentary seats in total, well short of the 175 needed for a majority.
It was not totally unexpected and leaves open the possibility that the Left Party supports the government from the outside.
(Reporting by Sven Nordenstam; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)