STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The speaker of Sweden's parliament said on Monday he would give Social Democrat leader 48 hours to persuade the Left Party to back his candidacy for the premiership before calling a vote.

"I'm giving them 48 hours to solve these problems and I assume they will do all they can to reach a solution," speaker Andreas Norlen told reporters.

The centre-right Centre, Liberal and Green parties have agreed a deal to give Lofven a second term in office, but the Left Party, whose support the former welder needs to be elected, said they wanted assurances they would have a voice in policy in return for their support.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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