New Government appointed during Change of Government Council at the Royal Palace
On Tuesday 30 November, The King chaired a Change of Government Council at the Royal Palace. The Crown Princess, the Speaker and the new Government took part in the council.
The King opened the council by saying:
and – for the first time – Madam Prime Minister,
For almost three weeks, the Speaker has led the work to appoint a new Government former, and the Riksdag has approved the Speaker's proposal.
Following a parliamentary process in accordance with our constitution, a new Government commences its duties today here in the Cabinet Meeting Room at the Royal Palace.
And you, Madam Prime Minister, will be the 34th holder of the office of Prime Minister since it was established during the time of my great-great-grandfather, King Oscar II.
I thereby declare this Council of State open, and hand over to the Speaker.
HM The King
Change of Government
The King then noted that a change of Government had taken place in accordance with Chapter 6, Article 6 of the Instrument of Government.
Once the public, televised part of the Change of Government Council was complete, the Speaker left the meeting. The King, The Crown Princess and the newly appointed Government then remained present for a regular Council of State.