Parliamentary elections were held on 11 September. Here you will find out more about important events after the elections.
Tuesday 18 October 2022
On Tuesday 18 October, the incoming Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag. The Statement of Government Policy sets out the Government's objectives for its policies. It can be viewed on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.
Monday 17 October 2022
On Monday 17 October, the Riksdag approved the Speaker's proposal to appoint Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party) as Prime Minister.
Friday 14 October 2022
Today, on 14 October, the Speaker Andreas Norlén will propose as his candidate for new Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (Moderate Party), who intends to form a government consisting of representatives of the Moderate Party, the Christian Democrats and the Liberal Party.
When a prime minister chooses to resign following an election, a new government is to be formed. It is the task of the Speaker to prepare a proposal for a new prime minister. When the Speaker has a proposal for a candidate, it is presented to the Chamber of the Riksdag. The proposal is tabled twice, after which a vote is held on the matter. The proposal is rejected if more than half of the members of the Riksdag, that is 175 members, vote against it. Otherwise it is approved.
When a new Riksdag has convened after a parliamentary election, the Riksdag holds a number of elections to various positions in the Riksdag.
Elections to various positions in the Riksdag following a parliamentary election
During an election year, the Government presents its Budget Bill to the Riksdag later than otherwise. On the page about the Budget Bill you will find information about when the Government must submit its budget proposal, depending on whether or not the election leads to a change of government.
The Budget Bill
Elections to the Riksdag are held every four years, on the second Sunday in September. The parliamentary election determines which candidates will represent the Swedish people in the Riksdag.
There are 349 seats in the Riksdag to be filled after the election. The number of seats a party obtains depends on how many votes that party has received in the election.
Elections to the Riksdag
Watch a video about elections in Sweden, what happens in the Riksdag after the elections and how a government is formed. The video is in Swedish. For subtitles in English, go to Settings and select English under Subtitles/CC.
The Riksdag is Sweden's highest decision-making assembly. Its tasks include making laws and determining the central government budget. The Riksdag also examines the work of the Government.