If the country is at war or exposed to the danger of war, and the Parliament is not in session, the Government or the Speaker shall convene the Parliament. Whoever issues the notice convening the Parliament may decide that the Parliament shall meet at a place other than Stockholm. If the Parliament is in session, the Parliament, or the Speaker, may determine where it shall meet.
(1) If the country is at war or exposed to the danger of war, a War Delegation appointed from among the members of the Parliament shall replace the Parliament if circumstances so warrant.
(2) If the country is at war, the order appointing the War Delegation to replace the Parliament is issued by the members of the Foreign Affairs Advisory Council according to detailed provisions set forth in the Parliament Act. If possible, the Prime Minister is to be consulted before the order is issued. If war conditions prevent the Council from convening, the order is to be issued by the Government. If the country is exposed to the danger of war, the order shall be issued by the members of the Foreign Affairs Advisory Council and the Prime Minister jointly. Such an order shall be effected only if the PrimeMinister and six members of the Council are in agreement thereon.
(3) The War Delegation and the Government may decide, either jointly or severally, that the Parliament shall resume its functions.
(4) Rules regarding the composition of the War Delegation are set forth in the Parliament Act.
(1) While the War Delegation is acting in the Parliament's place, it shall exercise the powers otherwise vested in the Parliament. It shall not however take decisions under Article 12 (1.1), (2) or (4).
(2) The War Delegation determines its own working methods.
If the country is at war, and if as a result the Government cannot carry out its duties, the Parliament may decide on the formation of a Government and may determine the Government's working methods.
(1) If the country is at war, and if in consequence thereof neither the Parliament nor the War Delegation can carry out its duties, the Government shall assume these duties to the extent it considers necessary to protect the Realm and bring hostilities to an end.
(2) The Government may not by virtue of Paragraph (1) enact, amend, or repeal any fundamental law, the Parliament Act, or any act concerning elections for the Parliament.
(1) If the country is at war or is exposed to the danger of war, or if such exceptional conditions prevail as result from war or danger of war to which the country has been exposed, the Government may, with authority in law, issue regulations by statutory order in a particular matter which shall otherwise be set forth by law in accordance with fundamental law. If necessary in any other case having regard to defence preparedness, the Government may, with authority in law, decide by statutory order that any provisions set forth by law which relate to requisition or other such disposition shall be brought into force or cease to apply.
(2) In any law granting authority of the kind referred to in Paragraph (1), the conditions under which the authority may be used shall be scrupulously defined. Such authority does not empower the Government to enact, amend, or repeal a fundamental law, the Parliament Act, or any act concerning elections for the Parliament.
In the event that the country is at war or is exposed to the imminent danger of war the provisions of Chapter 2, Article 12 (3) shall not apply. The same applies in any other circumstances in which the War Delegation is acting in the Parliament's place.
If the country is at war or is exposed to the imminent danger of war, the Government may decide, upon authorization by the Parliament, that a function which devolves on the Government by virtue of a fundamental law shall be performed by some other authority. Such authority may not include any power under Article 5 or 6, unless it relates solely to a decision to the effect that a law in a particular matter shall begin to apply.
The Government may agree a cease-fire without seeking the approval of the Parliament and without consulting the Foreign Affairs Advisory Council, if deferment of the agreement wouldendanger the country.
(1) Neither the Parliament nor the Government may make decisions in occupied territory. Nor may any power vested in a person in his capacity as a member of the Parliament or as a member of the Government be exercised in such territory.
(2) It shall be incumbent on any public body in occupied territory to act in the manner which best serves the defence effort and resistance activities, the protection of the civilian population and Swedish interests at large. In no circumstances may any public body make any decision or take any action which imposes on any citizen of the Realm the duty to render assistance to the occupying power in contravention of international law.
(3) Elections for the Parliament or for decision-making local government assemblies may not be held in occupied territory.
If the country is at war, the Head of State should accompany the Government. Should he find himself in occupied territory or separated from the Government, he shall be deemed to be prevented from carrying out his duties as Head of State.
(1) If the country is at war, elections for the Parliament may be held only at the Parliament's decision. If the Realm is exposed to the danger of war when ordinary elections are due to be held, the Parliament may decide to defer the elections. Such a decision shall be reconsidered within one year and at intervals thereafter not exceeding one year. Decisions under the present paragraph shall be effective only if no fewer than three fourths of the total membership of the Parliament concur therein.
(2) If any part of the country is under foreign occupation when elections are to be held, the Parliament shall approve whatever modification of the provisions of Chapter 3 is called for. No exceptions may however be made from the provisions of Chapter 3, Article 1 (1), 2, 6 (1), or 7 to 11. Any reference to the country or Realm in the provisions of Chapter 3, Article 6 (1), 7 (2) or 8 (2) shall apply instead to that part of the country for which elections are to be held. No fewer than one tenth of all the seats shall be adjustment seats.
(3) Ordinary elections not held at the time prescribed in consequence of the provisions of Paragraph (1) shall be held as soon as possible after the war ends or the danger of war subsides. It shall be incumbent upon the Government and the Speaker, either jointly or severally, to ensure that the necessary measures are taken.
(4) If, in consequence of the provisions of the present article, an ordinary election has been held at a time other than that at which it should otherwise have been held, the Parliament shall set the date of the next following ordinary election for that month during the third or fourth year following the first-named election in which an ordinary election was due to be held in accordance with the Parliament Act.
If the country is at war or exposed to the danger of war, or if such exceptional conditions prevail as result from war or the danger of war, the decision-making powers of the local government assemblies shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by law.