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Swedish Government decides not to call extraordinary election

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced at a press conference on 27 December that the Government will not call an extraordinary election. This announcement comes against the backdrop of an agreement reached by the Social Democratic Party, the Moderate Party, the Green Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats. The current Government, which is led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, will remain in office.

 

The agreement covers the following points:

         The candidate for prime minister who gathers support from the constellation of parties that is larger than all other conceivable governing constellations will be allowed to take office.

         A minority government will be able to have its budget passed.

         Separate votes on parts of the budget will not be allowed.

         The agreement identifies three political areas for cooperation and dialogue: defence and security policy, the pension system and energy.

 

The agreement, which is valid until 2022, will be applied for the first time in connection with the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill that the Government will present in April 2015.

 

The agreement between the six parties has been published on the parties’ websites.