Coalition leaders: Conservative Moderate Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Center Party's Maud Olofsson, Christian Democrat Göran Hägglund, and Liberal Jan Björklund
Changing local government

Opening the Door to Regional Rule

Sweden’s ruling center-right coalition has finally reached agreement on how local government should be organised in the 21st century.

Instead of the current system of local councils, county councils and parliament, county councils will be allowed to merge and form larger regions. That is, if they want to...

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