The temporary government that is running Sweden until a new coalition can be formed has put forward a budget for the state’s finances - and it's a purposefully boring one, as Radio Sweden explains.
- No new government yet.
The controversy surrounding the Social Democrats' youth wing SSU in Skåne in the south of Sweden continues to grow.
- 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.
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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.
- No change in the law.
The Social Insurance Agency has been cutting people's sick pay because of pressure from the centre-left government, and an expert says this threatens citizens’ legal rights.
- 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 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.
- New political group.
A new group modelled on a British political organisation hopes to boost left-wing politics in Sweden, but how successful has the original organisation been?
- 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.
- Twenty percent.
The Green Party's narrow escape from exiting parliament at the recent general election was all thanks to tactical voting from supporters of the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Feminist Initiative, a post-election survey by pollsters Novus suggests.