Pressure is mounting on Centre party leader Annie Lööf to choose which prime minister candidate her party can tolerate in the upcoming main election in 2022. This pressure has arisen after the Stefan Löfven led government which the Centre party “tolerated” was unseated in a vote of no confidence last week.
The Centre Party and its leader are keeping their cards close to their chests as they reiterated that they prefer to go into the election as an independent party with no strings attached.
“We are seeking a political solution in the centre,” said Annie Lööf on Aktuellt, a news program on public broadcaster SVT.
This ambiguity makes the Centre party a wild card in Swedish politics as their support could go either way after the main election in 2022.
However, Annie Lööf has said that her party will not be part of a coalition in which either of the “populist parties” on the far opposite sides of the political blocks are included. These are the Left Party and the Sweden Democrats.