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World IN BRIEF : SWEDEN : Government Quits; Caretaker Rules

February 16, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson resigned after Parliament rejected his Social Democratic government's stiff measures aimed at ending strikes and controlling inflation. The action threw the country into a political crisis. Carlsson gave his government's resignation to Speaker Thage G. Peterson, who remained head of a caretaker Cabinet. Analysts said the most likely outcome would be a reconstituted Social Democratic government with tacit support of the Communists.

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