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Revised schedule for proposal for candidate for prime minister

Published: 15 January 2019 at 09.20

The Speaker Andreas Norlén has decided to postpone his proposal to the Riksdag regarding the candidate for prime minister until 2 p.m. on Wednesday 16 January.

"In response to the information I received from the party representatives today, I have decided to postpone my third proposal regarding a candidate for prime minister by another two days. The purpose of this is to enable the parties to reach a solution," says the Speaker Andreas Norlén.

The proposal will be tabled in the Chamber on Thursday 17 January and put to a vote by the Riksdag on Friday 18 January at 9 a.m.

The proposal and the first tabling will be preceded by renewed talks between the Speaker and the party representatives. These talks will be held on Wednesday 16 January and the exact times will be announced later.

If the proposal for prime minister is approved, the Prime Minister is to inform the Riksdag of the names of the other ministers as soon as possible, A Council of State will then take place. These times will be announced later.

If the proposal for prime minister is not tolerated by the Riksdag on Friday 18 January, a fourth and final proposal for a candidate for prime minister will be presented to the Riksdag the following week.

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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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