Government Plans Election Reform
The Stockholm government is planning a limited election reform. According to government sources a group of experts is currently drafting a constitutional amendment that that will make it easier for candidates to be elected on a personal ticket. The restrictive clause for this group of candidates is to be lowered from eight to five percent.
It is also planned to make the election of a new prime minister by a newly-installed parliament mandatory even if the incumbent is to stay in office. In Sweden constitutional amendments have to be approved in two consecutive legislative periods so that a reform can take effect in 2014 at the earliest.