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Ulf Kristersson approved as Prime Minister

Published: 17 October 2022 at 16.07

On Monday 17 October, the Riksdag approved the Speaker’s proposal to appoint Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) as Prime Minister.

If more than half of the members of the Riksdag, that is at least 175 members, vote against the Speaker’s proposal for a new prime minister, it is rejected. Otherwise, it is approved.

The result of the vote in the Chamber:

  • Yes: 176
  • No: 173
  • Abstain: 0
  • Absent: 0

How the parties voted

Social Democratic Party

Yes – 0 votes, No – 107 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Sweden Democrats

Yes – 73 votes, No – 0 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Moderate Party

Yes – 68 votes, No – 0 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Left Party

Yes – 0 votes, No – 24 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Centre Party

Yes – 0 votes, No – 24 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Christian Democrats

Yes – 19 votes, No – 0 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Green Party

Yes – 0 votes, No – 18 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Liberal Party

Yes – 16 votes, No – 0 votes, Abstain – 0 votes, Absent – 0

Documents

Record of the vote(pdf, 276 kB)(pdf, 276 kB)

Webcasts

The vote on the Speaker’s proposal for prime minister was interpreted into sign language. The webcast can be watched on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.

Webcasts

What happens now?

Since the proposal for prime minister has been approved by the Riksdag, the prime minister must announce, as soon as possible, the names of the ministers that will be included in the government. The new government will then take office at a special meeting known as a Council of State at the Royal Palace, with the head of state, that is, the King, presiding as chair. The Speaker also participates in the Council of State.

Background

Parliamentary elections were held on Sunday 11 September. On 15 September, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party) formally requested to resign as Prime Minister and the Speaker granted her request.

The Speaker has 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 consultations with the Deputy Speakers. The Speaker also keeps the head of state informed of the situation regarding the assignment of presenting a proposal for a new prime minister. Until a new government has taken office in connection with a Council of State, Magdalena Andersson (Social Democratic Party) is Prime Minister in a caretaker government, consisting of representatives of the Social Democratic Party.

Further information

Contact

The Riksdag Information Service, telephone: 020 349 000, e-mail: riksdagsinformation@riksdagen.se.