Ulf Kristersson will likely be voted down as prime minister in parliament tomorrow after Annie Lööf said today that her Centre party will be voting against him.
- Prime minister vote.
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Annie Lööf says the Centre party will not be voting for conservative Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson as prime minister in Wednesday's vote in parliament, and the Sweden Democrats confirm they will be supporting.
- Political games.
Parliament will vote on Wednesday to decide whether or not to approve Ulf Kristersson as Prime Minister.
- More details later today.
The leader of Sweden's biggest party has given up the attempt to build a new government, and the Speaker of Parliament will today choose a different party leader to try.
- Sölvesborg, Trelleborg and Hörby.
Several municipal councils in southern Sweden are defying the orders of the leadership of the conservative Moderate party by governing together with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, but Moderate party secretary Gunnar Strömmer denies that the authority of leader Ulf Kristersson is being damaged.
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Even though the post-election political shuffling has not yet resulted in a government, the youth wing of the conservative Moderates (MUF) wants their parent party to submit a budget motion.
- Local elections.
On Monday, the Social Democrat leader Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh won the vote in Malmö city council to become mayor, but only after the Liberals and the Centre party abstained from voting.
- New attempt.
On Monday, the speaker of Sweden's parliament gave the leader of the Social Democrats, Stefan Löfven, two weeks to try to form a new government.
- New round of talks.
Party leaders are meeting the speaker of parliament for a new round of talks, after the Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson over the weekend said his attempts to form a government had failed.
- Breaking up bloc politics in the capital.
The Green Party and the centre-right Alliance have struck a deal to run the Stockholm City Council together, which means plans for a Nobel Centre, an Apple store, a major infrastructure project, and for hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics will be scuppered.
- Haltime meeting with speaker of parliament.
Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson says he will look at alternative ways of forming an Alliance government after giving up hope of receiving support from the Social Democrats.
- Three o'clock.
The leader of the conservative Moderate party, Ulf Kristersson, will this afternoon provide the speaker of parliament with a progress report on his task in forming a new government.
- Difficult task.
The speaker of Sweden's parliament said on Tuesday that he had given the leader of the conservative Moderate party, Ulf Kristersson, a mandate to explore whether he can form a new government within the next fortnight.
- None hold a majority.
Parliament is open and the prime minister is out - but who will lead Sweden is still an unanswered question.
The fight for government power, two weeks after the general election, began in earnest on Monday when Sweden's freshly chosen MPs voted in a new speaker.