General elections were held in Sweden on Sunday 9 September 2018 forex nyheter elect the 349 members of the Riksdag. Regional and municipal elections were also held on the same day.
Following the elections, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a vote of no-confidence on 25 September, forcing a parliamentary vote on a new government. In the meantime, his government remained in power as a caretaker government. Hours after the failed vote to confirm Löfven, Norlén announced that he would be meeting with representatives of the Election Authority regarding a potential extraordinary election. The Speaker also stated that he would be engaging in talks with the parties during the weekend and that he would present the next phase of the government formation process by the following week.
The election seemed to be necessary after Löfven’s Social Democrat-led government lost a vote on the budget by 182 to 153, owing to the Sweden Democrats voting with the opposition, leading to a cabinet crisis. However, an agreement between the Social Democrats, the Greens, the Moderates, the Centrists, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats was signed on 26 December 2014, outlining a series of conditions in order to ensure political stability until at least 2022. The candidate for Prime Minister who gathered the most support would be elected. This would apply to both incumbent and new candidates for PM. A government in minority would be allowed to have its budget passed, by the abstention of opposition parties who had signed the agreement. After negotiations between the Government and the Alliance for Sweden concluded, the snap election was called off on 27 December 2014. On 9 October 2015, following the Christian Democrats’ departure from the agreement, the December 2014 agreement was dissolved.