ElectionGudie

Sept. 17, 2006 Held

5,650,416
Voted
Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Election for Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

Results

81%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,650,416
Valid Votes:5,551,278
Invalid Votes:2,216

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democrats 130 - 1,942,625

34.99%

Moderates 97 - 1,456,014

26.23%

Center Party 29 - 437,389

7.88%

Liberal Party 28 - 418,395

7.54%

Christian Democrats 24 - 365,998

6.59%

Left Party 22 - 324,722

5.85%

Other Parties - - 315,014

5.67%

Green Party 19 - 291,121

5.24%

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 Fredrik REINFELDT
  • Assembly: Sweden has a unicameral Parliament (Riksdag) with 349 seats.

* The monarchy is hereditary.

Description of electoral system:

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democrats (S) / Socialdemokraterna
    • Leader: Göran PERSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 130
    • Seats won in last election: 144
  • Party: Moderates (M) / Moderaterna
    • Leader: Fredrik REINFELDT
    • Seats won in this election: 97
    • Seats won in last election: 55
  • Party: Center Party (C) / Centerpartiet
    • Leader: Maud OLOFSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 29
    • Seats won in last election: 22
  • Party: Liberal Party (FP) / Folkpartiet liberalerna
    • Leader: Lars LEIJONBORG
    • Seats won in this election: 28
    • Seats won in last election: 48
  • Party: Christian Democrats (KD) / Kristdemokraterna
    • Leader: Göran HAGGLUND
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 33
  • Party: Left Party (V) / Vänsterpartiet******
    • Leader: Lars OHLY
    • Seats won in this election: 22
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Green Party (MP) / Miljöpartiet de Gröna
    • Leader: Maria WETTERSTRAND and Peter ERIKSSON
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: NA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

****** The Left Party's representation in the parliament fell to 28 after two members separated from the party.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 15 September 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 9,080,505 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 6,892,009 (September 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,575,273 (2006) 

·         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: 165 (following the 2006 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: 1,362,075 (est.)