As expected, Parliament voted on Wednesday not to allow the Moderates and Christian Democrats to form a minority government, with a clear majority of the 349 lawmakers voting against the motion.
- Liberals and Left Party spar over way forward for country.
- 1 av 2Annie Lööf (C).2 av 2Attempts to form a government.
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.
- 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.
- Daylight saving time.
Swedes gain an extra hour in bed on Sunday perhaps for the final time, as the EU considers scrapping the current practice of putting the clocks forward in the summer and back in the winter.
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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.
- Government negotiations.
The Social Democrat leader is hoping to attract the Center and Liberal parties into supporting him as prime minister, and has mentioned possible changes to Swedish employment protection; but the unions who back the Social Democrat party say they want no such compromises.
- 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.
- Who will lead Sweden?
Some seats in the Parliament have changed hands during the counting of the so-called Wednesday votes: overseas ballots as well as some remaining early votes. But the final result is still too close to call.
- 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.
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.
- Election debate.
As part of Radio Sweden's election coverage, representatives from all eight Parliamentary parties debated topics including migration, integration and climate, during an hour-long debate at Stockholm's Kulturhuset on Thursday.
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The small parties are rising and the Sweden Democrats are shrinking, according to the last Swedish Radio poll-of-polls before the election on Sunday.
- Election analysis.
With just a few days to go until the final day of voting on Sunday, Sweden's next government is unusually hard to predict, says political scientist Sofie Blombäck at Mid-Sweden University.
- West coast of Sweden.
Politicians in the municipality of Kungälv are refusing permission for neo-Nazis to campaign in the upcoming local elections, despite police permission for the Nordic Resistance Movement to participate.