Where Next For Afghanistan?
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has suspended parliament's winter recess in an effort to have his new cabinet approved as soon as possible.
His government faced a crisis last week when the greatest majority of his cabinet nominees were rejected by parliament in a rebuff regarded by analysts as a major threat to his authority.
He has said he will propose a new cabinet within days, but will it be acceptable to parliament?
Sweden has a large interest in the country both through charities and a military contingent in place as part of international efforts to bring peace and stability to the region.
To find out more about the tug-of-war between the President and parliament, Radio Sweden talked to Torbjörn Pettersson, Secretary-General of the Swedish Afghanistan Committee, who says that there is a risk that Karzai will continue to be seen as a lame duck president, following the widespread accusations of fraud in the recent presidential election.