The Speaker has received a report today from Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) regarding the parties' discussions on the matter of forming a new government. The Speaker has also spoken to Annie Lööf (Centre Party) and Jan Björklund (Liberal Party), and has notified the Deputy Speakers of these talks.
"I have been informed that the Centre Party does not support the agreement the parties have been working on. I will therefore give the parties the opportunity to consider the implications of this information for a couple of days. In the meantime, I will hold informal talks with various party leaders", says Andreas Norlén.
After these talks, the Speaker will return with further information about the next step in the formation of a government. Until further notice, the previous announcement regarding the proposal for a candidate for prime minister remains in place.
On Thursday 27 September, the Speaker started the assignment of preparing a proposal for a new Prime Minister for the Riksdag to take a stand on. The assignment includes interview rounds with representatives of all the parties in the Riksdag and deliberations with the Deputy Speakers. The Speaker is also keeping King Carl XVI Gustaf informed of the situation regarding the assignment of presenting a proposal for a new Prime Minister.
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The 2018 election
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