Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt pleaded for calm Monday after being re-elected at the head of a minority government and said he had until October to announce his government.

In Sunday's vote, Mr. Reinfeldt's four-party centre-right coalition fell three seats short of a majority in the Riksdag, where the far-right, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats were set to hold the balance of power with 20 members of Parliament.

“We have obviously had a lot of questions on how this electoral result would be managed,” said Mr. Reinfeldt, stressing that “there is no need to use words like chaos.

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