ElectionGudie

Sept. 14, 2003 Held

5,746,032
Voted
Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Referendum

Results

79%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,746,032
Valid Votes:5,600,891
Invalid Votes:145,141

Provisions

This referendum asked voters: "Do you believe that Sweden should introduce the euro as its currency?"

Yes2,389,658

41.78

No3,311,233

56.15

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Membership into the European Monetary Union (EMU) and adoption of the euro

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.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum to allow the government to seek membership within the European Monetary Union and introduce the euro as its currency. This referendum asked voters: "Do you believe that Sweden should introduce the euro as its currency?"

Electoral Requirements

  • A majority of all votes that support the euro is needed for approval.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,958,229 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 7,076,394 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,523,262 (2003)

·         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: 1,343,734 (est.)