- Stefan Löfven set to become Sweden's Prime Minister
- Green Party's Åsa Romson will be Löfven's Deputy
- Romson will also be Climate and Environment Minister
- Top team consists of 12 men, 12 women
- Margot Wallström to become Sweden's Foreign Minister
- Greens will be in government for first time
Maddy Savage, Editor, 15:33
Check out The Local's guide to the most important and interesting appointments made by Sweden's incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. His new ministers have been to meet King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace.
Plus, check out our timeline to find out what happens next on Sweden's political stage.
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Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor, 10:30
Maddy Savage, Editor, 10:18
Below are the key faces you'll need to get used to seeing over the next four years.
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven (left) is set to become Prime Minister. Green Party spokesperson Åsa Romson (right) will be his Deputy. Gustav Fridolin (centre) who is the Green Party's co-spokesperson will take over as Education Minister. Recognise the man on the far right of this picture? Former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has somehow crept into their snap.
James Savage, Managing Editor, 10:05
The fact that the Finance Ministry will be split between Social Democrats and Greens should help the two parties build foundations for cooperation. The Finance Ministry is always a key department, and so it is a coup for the Greens to be so involved.
Maddy Savage, Editor, 10.:02
Outgoing Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has sent his congratulations to Margot Wallström who will be taking over the role.
Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor, 9:58
Here are the final appointments:
Nordic Cooperation Minister: Kristina Persson (Social Democrats)
Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs: Per Bolund (Greens)
Civil Affairs Minister: Ardalan Shekarabi (Social Democrats)
Minister for Upper-Secondary School and Educational Standards: Aida Hadzialic (Social Democrats)
Higher Education and Research Minister: Helene Hellmark Knutsson (Social Democrats)
Minister of Energy: Ibarahim Baylan (Social Democrats)
Housing Minister: Mehmet Kaplan (Green Party)
Infrastructure Minister: Anna Johansson (Social Democrats)
Minister for Rural Affairs: Sven-Erik Bucht (Social Democrats)
Labour Minister: Ylva Johansson (Social Democrats)
Minister for Equality, Children, and the Elderly: Åsa Regnér (former general secretary of Sweden's National Association for Sexuality Education, the RFSU)
Minister for Social Insurance: Annika Strandhäll (former chairperson of Swedish trade union Vision)
Maddy Savage, Editor, 9:53
Löfven has now left the parliamentary chamber. His speech was quick and to-the-point. There were no jokes or lengthy political explanations.
Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor, 9:51
Here are a few more key appointments:
Trade Minister: Mikael Damberg (Social Democrat)
Sport and Health Minister: Gabriel Wikström (Social Democrat)
James Savage, Managing Editor, 9:48
Margot Wallström's announcement as Sweden's new foreign minister was widely anticipated
as we previously reported.
Stefan Löfven will be hoping that her experience at the EU and the UN will stand his government in good stead.
Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor, 9:46
A couple more names for you:
Minister of Home Affairs: Anders Ygeman (Social Democrat)
Alice Bah Kuhnke who is a member of the Green Party, will become the next Culture Minister, she is a former television host in Sweden who was also one of the country's best female sprinters in the late 1980s.
Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor, 9:44
Here are a few of the key appointments so far:
Foreign Minister: Margot Wallström (Social Democrat)
Justice Minister: Morgan Johansson (Social Democrat)
Finance Minister: Magdalena Andersson (Social Democrat)
Climate and Environment Minister: Åsa Romson: (Green Party)
Gustav Fridolin: Education Minister (Green Party)
Minister for Aid: Isabella Lövin (Green Party)
Defence Minister: Peter Hultqvist (Social Democrat)
Culture Minister: Alice Bah Kuhnke
James Savage, Managing Editor, 9:40
It is worth noting a few key points on foreign policy made by Löfven. He said Sweden will recognise Palestine as a state, Sweden won't seek membership of Nato and Sweden won't remain passive if another EU country is attacked. This is significant because Sweden has a reputation as a politically neutral country.
Löfven plans to buy more of Jas Gripen jets like this one. Photo: TT
Oliver Gee, Deputy Editor 9:38
Löfven concluded his speech to a great applause from Parliament. He finished by saying: "Our willingness to cooperate and stick together is Sweden's strength".
Löfven is starting to reveal the names of his top team and we will share the full list here shortly. After his speech, there will be a media briefing. The new government will then walk together to the Royal Palace. At 12.00 the formal change of government will take place
There is good news for those of you learning Swedish. Löfven says that more money will be spent on providing state-funded language courses for foreigners (SFI)
Löfven has promised that Sweden will maintain a "generous asylum policy" and says he will encourage "other EU countries to take responsibility for asylum."
But he is cutting the post of Integration Minister, saying that there needed to be a broader cross-departmental approach to immigration.