<pSweden's prime minister has been tasked with forming a new government after his center-right rival was unable to reach a Cabinet deal.
<pPrime Minister Stefan Lofven has been leading a caretaker government since he did not survive a no-confidence vote by lawmakers following last month's election.
<pParliament speaker Andreas Norlen gave Lofven on Monday two weeks to form a coalition.
<pNeither the left-leaning bloc led by Lofven's Social Democrats nor the center-right opposition bloc led by Ulf Kristersson of the Moderates secured a majority in Sweden's 349-seat parliament during the Sept. 9 election.
<pBoth blocs have refused to cooperate with the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party that made great strides in the election.
<pLofven urged potential partner parties on Monday to be willing to make compromises.