Reinfeldt ready to form government
Incoming Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt went through the first formal step on Tuesday in putting together a new centre-right government to rule Sweden.
The Moderate Party leader met with the Swedish Parliament’s Parliamentary Speaker, Björn von Sydow, on Monday morning and formally declared he was ready to form a center-right coalition government after beating the centre-left Social Democrats in Sunday’s elections.
The Alliance for Sweden Parties will form a coalition government backed by a parliamentary majority of 178 seats in the 349-member parliament, the Riksdag.
It will be Sweden’s first majority government since a center-right coalition that ruled 1979-1981.