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The Speaker meets representatives of the parties of the Riksdag for talks on forming a government

Published: 27 September 2018 at 09.50

Updated: 27 September 2018 at 09.56

The Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén is to begin talks with representatives of the parties on Thursday, 27 September to draw up proposals for a new prime minister.

Following the vote on the Prime Minister in the Riksdag on 25 September, the Speaker discharged Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party). Stefan Lövfen is now leading a caretaker government in accordance with the rules of the Instrument of Government. In the light of this, the Speaker has now started the task of obtaining proposals for a new candidate for prime minister.

The Speaker will hold talks with representatives of all the parties of the Riksdag on Thursday as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Social Democratic Party
  • 10.50 a.m. Moderate Party
  • 11.40 a.m. Sweden Democrats
  • 1 p.m. Centre Party
  • 2.05 p.m. Left Party
  • 2.55 p.m. Christian Democrats
  • 3.45 p.m. Liberal Party
  • 4.35 p.m. Green Party

Press briefings

Following these talks, the Speaker will hold a short press briefing in the Riksdag Press Centre, probably at 5.45 p.m. Please see the Riksdag website on Thursday for possible updates regarding the time for the press briefing.

Press meetings and the Speaker's interview rounds

The Press Centre will be available for party representatives to hold press briefings immediately after their talks with the Speaker.

Photo opportunities

Limited photo opportunities will be arranged at the beginning of the Speaker's meetings with the party leaders (TT News Agency and SVT).

Media accreditation and other practical information

To be able to work in the Riksdag buildings, you need the Riksdag's special media accreditation - either ordinary or temporary accreditation for one day. Information about media accreditation and other practical information for journalists and photographers in connection with the election to the Riksdag is available on the Riksdag website.

Practical information for work in connection with the election to the Riksdag

Follow the developments on the Riksdag website

The election 2018 page on the Riksdag website contains up-to-date information on the election to the Riksdag, forming a new government, the election of the Speakers, etc. The page is being updated on an ongoing basis with information about developments, times of any press meetings and similar information. This information is also being posted on twitter.

The 2018 election

Contact information

Press Secretary to the Speaker, +46 8 786 44 00.