What defines a democracy? Is it more than just calling an election every few years? Since the early 1980s, Sweden has had an 'Almedalen Week' – an event where representatives from every political party get together to debate social issues.
Stockholm has been trapped in deadlock, with no party wanting to govern with the far-right Sweden Democrats. Social Democrat PM Stefan Lofven is set to retain his post by promising to bring his party to the right.
The vote bringing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term comes from a new, minority, center-left alliance. But without a parliamentary majority, it faces ongoing challenges from the far-right.
Swedish lawmakers have voted to reject Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson's bid to become prime minister. The vote means that Sweden will remain in a political deadlock for the foreseeable future.
Sweden's latest post-election bid to form a coalition government has failed. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson made his bid amid refusal by established parties to make deals with the far-right Sweden Democrats.
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