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Senior Analyst at Danske Bank Mikael Milhoj noted the political scenario in Sweden would be key in determining SEK’s price action in the near term.

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“Yesterday, the Riksdag selected the Moderate Andreas Norlén as Speaker, giving him the mandate of trying to form a government”.

“Today, Stefan Lofven is likely to lose a vote of ‘no confidence’, paving the way for an Alliance government. The key question remains how the Swedish Democrats will use its role as kingmaker”.

“If things go smoothly, a Prime Minister could be elected soon and if so, the political risk premium on the SEK should be reduced further. If a PM is not accepted after four attempts, an extra election must be held. In this less likely scenario, the SEK should come under renewed pressure”.