ElectionGudie

Aug. 15, 2002 Held

5,385,430
Voted
Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Election for Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,385,430
Valid Votes:5,303,212
Invalid Votes:82,218

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party 144 - 2,113,560

39.80%

Moderate (Conservative) Party 55 - 809,041

15.20%

Liberal People's Party 48 - 710,312

13.30%

Christian Democrats 33 - 485,235

9.10%

Left Party 30 - 444,854

8.30%

Centre Party 22 - 328,428

6.10%

Other Parties - - 247,608

3.60%

Green Party 17 - 246,392

4.60%

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.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Parliament (Riksdag) 349 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party (SAP)
    • Leader: Göran PERSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 144
    • Seats won in last election: 131
  • Party: Moderate (Conservative) Party (MS)
    • Leader: Bo LUNDGREN
    • Seats won in this election: 55
    • Seats won in last election: 82
  • Party: Liberal People's Party (EP)
    • Leader: Lars LEIJONBORG
    • Seats won in this election: 48
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Party: Christian Democrats (KD)
    • Leader: Alf SVENSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 33
    • Seats won in last election: 42
  • Party: Left Party (VP)
    • Leader: Gudrun SCHYMAN
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 43
  • Party: Centre Party (CP)
    • Leader: Maud OLOFSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: Green Party (MPG)
    • Leader: Maria WETTERSTRAND and Peter ERIKSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held on September 20, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,924,958 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 6,722,152 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population:4,508,841 (2002)

·         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: 158 (following the 2002 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: 1,338,743 (est.)