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The Speaker's proposal for prime minister

Published: 16 January 2019 at 15.55

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's proposal will be put to the vote in the Riksdag at 9 a.m. on Friday 18 January.

At 9.30 at the earliest after the proposal has been voted on in the Chamber, the Speaker will hold a press briefing in the Riksdag Press Centre.

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. 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. The times for next week will be announced later.

Background

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.