The opposition parties on Friday promised a rough ride in the months ahead for the newly minted Social Democrat and Green government.
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- Dismay over Alliance split.
- New government.
After parliament re-elected Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven as prime minister Friday morning, there were sighs of relief in his government's parties.
- Weather a factor.
A record number of passenger trains were delayed last year. Some 12 percent, or roughly 100,000 trains, were more than five minutes late or were cancelled.
- 1 av 2115 voted in favour.
Sweden ended four months of political stalemate on Friday when parliament elected Stefan Löfven as prime minister for a second term, leading a Social Democrat/Green party coalition government.
Three percent of Sweden's adult population donates blood every year but up until Wednesday this week, English-speaking immigrants without a firm grasp of Swedish have been disqualified from giving blood on safety grounds.
- 1 av 2Four month deadlock.
Parliament will vote on Stefan Löfven's candidacy as prime minister Friday morning, which is expected to pass if all members of the Riksdag vote as their parties have promised.
- Limited budgets.
Let's say it's a Friday night, and you're at home on the sofa, getting ready to stream that movie you've been looking forward to. But when you click "play", you see this message instead:
A 22-year-old man has been charged with stealing the 17th century funeral crown jewels of King Karl the IX from the cathedral in Strängnäs.
- Labour laws.
A researcher says Sweden could be moving closer to a situation where significant popular unrest might happen.
- "It's about time".
Over four months after the election it looks like Sweden may be getting a new government. What do the voters think of the result - and the time it took to get here?
What, if anything, might Sweden learn from a two-year test in Finland, in which 2,000 unemployed people received a monthly sum without having to do anything for the money?
- Parliament vote on Friday.
The Left Party will abstain on Friday's prime minister vote, opening the way for a new Social Democrat-Green government to be formed.
- UK vote.
Sweden's EU minister does not think the political union will re-negotiate the deal on Brexit, but she adds there may be some flexibility on the timeline for when the UK leaves the EU.
- Transition year.
If the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement, Brits in Sweden will be able to stay here for another year, while they apply for a long-term work permit and residency permit.
- Underwater reefs.
Old Christmas trees are getting new life on the bottom of lake Mälaren, where they are turned into underwater reefs so that fish can spawn.