Prime Minister to lead caretaker government

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The Prime Minister has today requested to be relieved of office. The Prime Minister and the other ministers were therefore dismissed by the Speaker of the Riksdag. They retain their positions until a new government takes office. The Government is thus a caretaker government.

The Speaker will now consult with representatives of the party groups (Speaker’s interview rounds) with the aim of proposing a new Prime Minister to the Riksdag.

A caretaker government primarily makes decisions on ongoing or urgent matters. The only explicit restriction on the powers of a caretaker government is that it may not decide to hold extraordinary elections.

The task of the Government Offices is to prepare government business and in other respects assist the Government and its ministers in their activities. This also applies when the Government is a caretaker government.