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.
- Local elections.
- 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.
- Andreas Norlén
With Monday's vote to select a new speaker of parliament fast approaching, Friday saw Sweden's two main political parties put forward their own candidates for the post.
- What is to be done?
The final election results have now been counted, and there is still no clear view of who will form the next government.
- Interview with Folkbladet editor.
Support for the Social Democrats has dropped in 250 out of Sweden's 290 municipalities, preliminary election results show. Is Social Democracy in decline in Sweden?
- Says Social Democrats should support an Alliance government.
The leaders of the centre-right opposition Alliance on Wednesday called on the ruling Social Democrats to step aside and help them form a stable government and end the political uncertainty following Sunday's election.
- Final count still underway.
With the preliminary election results being ever so close between the two traditional political blocs, the final distribution of mandates may come down to votes from abroad, which are still being counted this week.
Ulf Kristersson, leader of the largest party in the centre-right Alliance, said that there is no chance the Moderates will govern nor negotiate with the Sweden Democrats.