ElectionGudie

Sept. 20, 1998 Held

5,374,588
Voted
Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Election for Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,374,588
Valid Votes:5,261,122
Invalid Votes:113,466

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party 131 1,914,426

36.39%

Moderate (Conservative) Party 82 1,204,926

22.90%

Left Party 43 631,011

11.99%

Christian Democrats 42 619,046

11.77%

Centre Party 18 269,762

5.13%

Liberal People's Party 17 248,076

4.72%

Green Party 16 236,699

4.50%

Other - - 137,176

2.61%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 349 seats in the Parliament (Riksdag)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: King CARL XVI GUSTAF
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Goran PERSSON
  • Assembly: Sweden has a unicameral Parliament (Riksdag) with 349 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The King is hereditary N/A.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Riksdag) 349 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party (S)
    • Leader: Gran PERSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 131
    • Seats won in last election: 161
  • Party: Moderate (Conservative) Party (M)
    • Leader: Carl BILDT
    • Seats won in this election: 82
    • Seats won in last election: 80
  • Party: Left Party (V)
    • Leader: Gudrun SCHYMAN
    • Seats won in this election: 43
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Party: Christian Democrats (KD)
    • Leader: Alf SVENSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 42
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party: Centre Party (C)
    • Leader: Lennart DALEUS
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 27

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 8,850,974 (1998)
  • Registered voters: 6,603,129 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:4,476,994 (1998)

·         Is Sweden a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (7 March 1980)

·         Has Sweden ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No (there are some political parties that have adopted voluntary quotas)

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 149 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 14 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Sweden a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Sweden ratified CRPD: Yes (15 December 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 1,327,646 (est.)