Wednesday 16 January 2019
Today, on 16 January, the Speaker proposed that the Riksdag approve as new Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party), who intends to form a government consisting of representatives of the Social Democratic Party and the Green Party.
The Speaker Andreas Norlén is inviting the representatives of the parties in the Riksdag to new talks on Wednesday 16 January. After this, the Speaker intends to present a proposal regarding a candidate for prime minister to the Riksdag. The proposal will be put to the vote in the Riksdag on Friday 18 January.
Friday 11 January 2019
On Thursday 10 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the Election Authority for a comprehensive report on the practical conditions for a possible extraordinary election.
On Monday 14 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén will meet representatives from all parties for new talks on the formation of a government. Later the same day, the Speaker will nominate a candidate for prime minister in the Chamber. On Wednesday 16 January, the Riksdag will take a vote on the candidate that the Speaker has proposed.
On Thursday 17 January, the Committee on Transport and Communications will hold a public hearing on the transport sector's part in ensuring that the climate objectives are met. The hearing will be open to the public and the media.
Celebrate democracy! On 17 December 1918, the Riksdag took its historic decision in principle to introduce universal and equal suffrage. On this day exactly one hundred years later, the Riksdag has begun celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy. From 2018 until 2022, as part of the celebrations the Riksdag will be arranging seminars and exhibitions and producing special study materials to serve as inspiration for discussions on democracy and its future. You are invited to take part!
There is a special election page containing detailed information on the elections to the Riksdag 2018 and the formation of a government.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
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