Swedes aren’t used to waiting so long for a new government

The Riksdag, Sweden’s Parliament, in Stockholm. Six weeks after the elections, Sweden is nowhere near having a new government. (Ints Kalnins/Reuters)
On Sunday, six weeks will have passed since the election, and Sweden is nowhere near having a new government. Never before has it taken this long to form a government in this country.

Radio Sweden spoke to professor Johannes Lindvall, at the Political Science Department at Lund University, who explains why Swedes are not used to it taking this long for a government to be formed – and what could be done about it.

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Ulla Engberg, Radio Sweden

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