Friday 14 December 2018
The Speaker's second proposal for a new prime minister was put to the vote in the Chamber on 14 December. The Speaker proposed Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party). The Riksdag voted against the proposal, as more than half of the members of the Riksdag voted against it.
Thursday 13 December 2018
The Riksdag has voted in favour of the joint reservation from the Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats regarding the proposed central government budget for 2019.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
The Government has proposed that a new law be introduced on tobacco and similar products. Two older laws will at the same time be withdrawn. The Government has also presented several proposals intended to reduce health risks resulting from the use of tobacco.
On Wednesday, the Riksdag will debate and decide on the central government budget for 2019. On the same day, a seminar will be held with Doctor Denis Mukwege, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018. The theme of the seminar includes how sexual violence in war and armed conflicts can be strategically prevented and how survivors of sexual violence can obtain redress. On Wednesday, the Committee on EU Affairs will also have a public meeting with the Government.
On Thursday, the Riksdag will be debating and deciding on a number of issues, and there will also be debates in the Chamber on Friday. On Friday, the Government will consult the Committee on EU Affairs.
There is a special election page containing detailed information on the elections to the Riksdag 2018 and the formation of a government.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and would like to take this opportunity to commemorate some major milestones for democracy in Sweden. We will now begin four years of celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The general private members' motions period began on 24 September. During this period, members may submit motions about virtually any subject they wish. The general private members' motions period normally finishes 15 days after the Government has submitted the Budget Bill to the Riksdag.
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