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The Speaker received report from the Election Authority about extraordinary elections

11 January 2019 klockan 11.35

Uppdated 11 January 2019 klockan 12.59

On Thursday 10 January, the Speaker Andreas Norlén received the Election Authority for a comprehensive report on the practical conditions for a possible extraordinary election.

"I have received the report from the Election Authority today about the practical conditions for a possible extraordinary election. I hope that we will, within a near future, have a new government in place, but if the parties do not act in a way that enables a new prime minister to be elected, it is important for me to be prepared so I can set a date for an extraordinary election," says the Speaker Andreas Norlén.

The Election Authority has informed the Speaker today that the shortest possible preparation time to be able to arrange an extraordinary election is two and a half months after a possible fourth vote on the candidate for prime minister. The election date recommended by the Election Authority is Sunday 7 April 2019.

Background

On Thursday 27 September, the Speaker started the assignment of preparing a proposal for a new Prime Minister for the Riksdag to take a stand on. The assignment includes interview rounds with representatives of all the parties in the Riksdag and deliberations with the Deputy Speakers. The Speaker is also keeping King Carl XVI Gustaf informed of the situation regarding the assignment of presenting a proposal for a new Prime Minister.

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