Prime Minister to lead caretaker government

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The Prime Minister has today requested her dismissal. The Prime Minister and the other ministers have therefore been dismissed by the Speaker of the Riksdag. They will remain in office until a new government is in place. The Government is thus a caretaker government.

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.

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