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Minister resigns after drink driving offence

Sweden’s Minister for Upper Secondary School, Adult Education and Training, Aida Hadžialić, has been forced to resign after being caught driving whilst under the influence of alcohol. She was Sweden’s […]

PM Löfven reshuffles his Cabinet

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced a reshuffle of his Cabinet yesterday in an attempt to put his minority coalition government back on track after a series of resignations and […]

Green leader walks as government suffers more turbulence

Åsa Romson, co-leader of the Swedish Greens and Environment Minister has resigned her portfolio and is expected to be replaced as the party’s co-leader by Isabella Lövin the Minister for […]

Housing Minister resigns

Mehmet Kaplan, Sweden’s Minister of Housing and Urban Development, has resigned his portfolio after alleged links with Turkish ultra-nationalist groups and Islamist organisations. The minister denied any wrongdoing but said […]

Snap general election cancelled

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has cancelled the snap general election he had called for 22nd March 2015 because his party, the Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP), had been unable to […]

PM calls fresh election after losing budget vote

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced a general election just three months after voters last went to the polls. The election is expected to take place on 22nd March 2015. […]

Statement of Government Policy

The new Swedish government has published its Statement of Government Policy – October 2014 in English. You can find the full policy statement here.

Cabinet of Sweden

Stefan Löfven Prime Minister Åsa Romson Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Climate and Environment Magdalena Andersson Minister of Finance Gustav Fridolin Minister of Education Margot Wallström Minister of Foreign […]

Full list of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s new Cabinet

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced his new Cabinet which will consist of 23 ministers in addition to himself. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) hold 18 portfolios plus the Prime […]

Parliament opens but no majority government in sight

Sweden’s parliament met yesterday following the general election last month which saw the Social Democrats returned as the largest party but without the options of forming a majority government. Recently […]

Centre left win general election

Stefan Löfven and his centre-left Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) emerged as the victors in the general election yesterday, toppling Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and his centre-right Moderate Party led […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election to the Riksdag took place on 14 September 2014. Swedish Social Democratic Party (Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti, SAP) 113 Moderate Party (Moderata samlingspartiet, MP) 84 Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna, SD) […]

Left expected to seize power in general election today

Elections take place today to elect the 349 members of Sweden’s parliament, the Riksdag along with municipal and county council elections. There are c.7.6 million eligible voters and 5837 polling […]