September 19th, 2010
08:02 PM ET

Opposition concedes in historic Swedish elections

The leader of Sweden's opposition coalition conceded defeat Sunday night, marking a historic moment as a non-socialist government appeared headed for re-election to a second term for the first time in the country's political history.

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's centre-right four-party coalition - consisting of the Moderates, the Liberals, the Christian Democrats and the Centre party - appeared poised to hold on to power, judging by early and preliminary election results.

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