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The Speaker meets the Riksdag parties in groups

Published: 31 October 2018 at 14.49

The Speaker met the Riksdag parties in groups on 30 October, based on the various combinations that the parties themselves had suggested to enable them to form a government.

The Speaker Andreas Norlén met Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) on Monday 29 October to receive the final report on his task of exploring the possibilities of forming a government. The Speaker then held talks with the other party representatives and followed this with deliberations with the Deputy Speakers.

The two main candidates for the post of prime minister had both been given the task of exploring the possibilities of forming a government on a broad basis, but the Speaker was now able to note that neither of them had found sufficient support to form a government. Andreas Norlén therefore decided to meet the party representatives again, but this time in groups.

"Right now, assigning new tasks to explore the possibilities of forming a government is not an alternative. The next step in the process of forming a government will be active meetings with the possible combinations of parties that the parties themselves have indicated. One purpose of the talks is for me to see which alternatives can be removed from the agenda and which of them may deserve more attention. I will also talk to the Riksdag parties that have not been given a particular mention by the other parties as coalition partners", says the Speaker Andreas Norlén.

On Tuesday, 30 October, the Speaker invited the parties to group talks at the following times:

  • 9 a.m. Social Democratic Party, Moderate Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats, Liberal Party and the Green Party
  • 10 a.m. Social Democratic Party, Centre Party, Liberal Party and the Green Party
  • 11 a.m. Moderate Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats, Liberal Party and the Green Party
  • 1 p.m. Moderate Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats and the Liberal Party