On Thursday 10 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) and Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) for progress reports on the parties' discussions regarding the matter of forming a new government.
"I have spoken to both of the main candidates for the post of prime minister today and have received their respective assessments of the process of forming a new government. I now look forward to meeting all the party leaders on Monday, after which I will be able to nominate a candidate for prime minister on Monday afternoon," says the Speaker Andreas Norlén.
Today, Thursday, at 2 p.m., the Election Authority will be reporting to the Speaker on the practical conditions for a possible extraordinary election.
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.
Follow the developments on the Riksdag website
The election 2018 page on the Riksdag website contains up-to-date information about the election to the Riksdag, forming a new government, the election of the Speakers, etc. The page will be updated on an ongoing basis with information about developments, times of any press meetings and similar information. This information will also be posted on twitter (@Sverigesriksdag).
The 2018 election
The Speaker's press meetings are shown live on the Riksdag website and can be watched on demand.
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 elections to the Riksdag
Press Secretary to the Speaker, +46 8 786 44 00