A clause in a deal that bars the Left Party from "any influence on the political direction" over the next four years has enraged party leader Jonas Sjöstedt.
- No support without talks.
- Liberals and Left Party spar over way forward for country.
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.
- 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 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?
- None hold a majority.
Parliament is open and the prime minister is out - but who will lead Sweden is still an unanswered question.
- 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.
- 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.
- Party leader interview.
In the first of Radio Sweden's party leader interviews, the Left Party's Jonas Sjöstedt says he believes immigrants can strengthen Sweden's economy.
- Almedalen proposal.
On its allotted day at the Almedalen political week, the Left Party issued a fresh election promise: 300 sports schools that should be free for all kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
- Last before election.
We analyse the last parliamentary debate among the eight party leaders before the election.
- Vote in September.
The ruling Social Democrat party is continuing to slide in opinion polls, prompting several former ministers to criticise the party's election strategy to woo back supporters who left to join the Sweden Democrats.
- Unlikely to pass parliament.
Profits made by private companies running free schools and elderly care homes would be capped to a maximum ceiling of seven percent of operative capital in a proposal by the government and Left Party.