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Sweden starts laying the groundwork for snap election

The speaker of parliament, Andreas Norlén. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 14.Dec.2018 16:15 hrs

Sweden's government talks are set to continue after parliament on Friday rejected Stefan Löfven as prime minister, with the threat of a snap election looming larger on the horizon.

As The Local has previously explained, no party or bloc won a majority (or even a large enough minority) in Sweden's September 9th elections, which meant there is currently no obvious prime minister candidate.

The formal procedure when it comes to choosing a prime minister after an election is that the speaker of parliament picks whoever he thinks has the biggest chance of getting accepted by parliament, who then votes for the person, who then becomes prime minister. The process is usually fairly smooth.

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