Monday 19 July 2021
The new parliamentary year, the 2021/22 Riksdag session, will begin on 14 September. Members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities until the opening of the Riksdag session. For example, they may address written questions to Government ministers. On 24 August, there will be interpellation debates in the Chamber during which Government ministers will answer questions asked by members of the Riksdag. Provision will also be made for interpellation debates on 2 September and 9 September. During the summer, the Riksdag can be convened quickly if necessary to consider urgent matters. As a result of the corona pandemic, all guided tours and visits to the Riksdag and the Democracy Workshop are cancelled until further notice.
Monday 19 July 2021
During the session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on 30 June - 6 July, member of the Riksdag Margareta Cederfelt (Moderate Party) was elected President of the Assembly.
Friday 9 July 2021
On 9 July, a new government with Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister assumed office. The formal change of government took place at a Council of State at the Royal Palace.
Thursday 8 July 2021
On Wednesday, 7 July the Riksdag voted in favour of Speaker Andreas Norlén's proposal to appoint Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat) as Prime Minister. The change of Government will take place on Friday, 9 July.
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Stefan Löfven (S) has been elected Prime Minister. On Wednesday, 7 July the Riksdag approved the Speaker's proposal for Prime Minister.
One hundred years ago, Sweden became a democracy with the introduction of universal and equal suffrage. The Riksdag is celebrating this by bringing history to life and highlighting various thoughts on democracy in the past, the present and the future. The Riksdag will be arranging a number of events and activities during the democracy celebrations including seminars and exhibitions, and providing study materials. Visit our Celebrate Democracy website to see the materials and to find information on where and when you can participate in the activities and events.
The Celebrate Democracy website (in Swedish)
From 12 July until 16 August, there are no scheduled meetings of the Chamber.
On 21 June, the Riksdag voted in favour of a declaration of no confidence in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat). On 28 June, Stefan Löfven made a request to conclude his term as Prime Minister. On 5 July, the Speaker proposed that the Riksdag appoint Stefan Löfven as Prime Minister again. The proposal was approved by the Riksdag on 7 July. Here is further information about the work with the process of forming a government this summer.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
The Riksdag and the Riksdag Administration are closely following current events connected to the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden. Several measures have been undertaken to enable the Riksdag to continue working despite the coronavirus.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.