The original plan was to hold an extra party congress in the beginning of March, to elect their new leader. Now it turns out that this would be only a couple of weeks ahead of the election, the party secretary Kent Persson announced on Wednesday evening, that the extra party congress will be held on the 10th of January instead.
The party, which is the biggest in the Alliance, currently does not have a leader, since Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down straight after the last election, albeit not formally resigned.
Anna Kinberg Batra is the name that is most frequently mentioned as the lead candidate to take over the job. She has in practice worked as the acting party leader ever since the election. It is the leader of the Moderate Party that would be the Alliance candidate to become the next prime minister, should they win the election.