Monday 21 January 2019
Today, on 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) has presented the Statement of Government Policy to the Riksdag. The Statement sets out the objectives of the Government's policies for the coming year.
The presentation of the Statement can be viewed on demand via the Riksdag webcast service.
Friday 18 January 2019
On Friday 18 January, the Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker Andreas Norlén's proposal to appoint Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister. The change of government will take place on Monday 21 January.
On Friday 18 January, the Riksdag voted in favour of the Speaker Andreas Norlén's proposal to appoint Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) as Prime Minister. The Speaker welcomes the fact that the long process of forming a government is coming to an end and he will now be initiating an analysis of the political situation in the autumn of 2018.
On Monday 21 January at 11 a.m., Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democratic Party) will deliver a statement of government policy in the Chamber. He will also announce the names of the ministers in his new Government.
On Wednesday, there will be debates and decisions in the Chamber.
Celebrate democracy! On 17 December 1918, the Riksdag took its historic decision in principle to introduce universal and equal suffrage. On this day exactly one hundred years later, the Riksdag has begun celebrations to commemorate the advent of democracy. From 2018 until 2022, as part of the celebrations the Riksdag will be arranging seminars and exhibitions and producing special study materials to serve as inspiration for discussions on democracy and its future. You are invited to take part!
There is a special election page containing detailed information on the elections to the Riksdag 2018 and the formation of a government.
The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.
All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.
Some of the functions that can be found in the English section are only available in Swedish. These include the search function and parliamentary documents.