The Riksdag chamber
Prime ministerial candidates will face a vote in the Riksdag Credit: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

Social Democrats ask for more time to negotiate government support

4:57 min

Acting Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has gotten more time to try to form a government, and this could mean his negotiations with the Liberals and Center are going ahead.

On Monday morning, the speaker of Parliament had been expected to put forward the Social Democratic party leader as the candidate to form a government, with a vote in the Riksdag on Wednesday, but the schedule has changed as Löfven asked for my time to put together what the media is calling "the government puzzle".

Radio Sweden's reporter Loukas Christodoulou explains the background to what is happening.

 

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