Sweden has always been extremely stable when it comes to our governments and the time it takes to form them.
After the election in 2014 (we have elections every four years) the government took office 19 days later. Until this year, in fact, it has never taken more than 25 days after an election to form a government; the average time is just six days.
Today, however, 86 days have passed since Sweden’s last election without a government having formed – a record by a wide margin.
Sweden’s national parliament consists of 349 members, divided in eight parties, of which seven formed blocs: