IFES

Sept. 11, 2022 Confirmed

Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Election for Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 349 seats in the Parliament (Riksdag) of the Kingdom of Sweden 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: King Carl XVI GUSTAF 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Magdalena ANDERSSON 

  • Assembly: Unicameral Parliament (Riksdag

Electoral System: 

  • The Monarch is chosen hereditarily.  

  • The Prime Minister is nominated by the Speaker and elected by simple majority of the Riksdag.  

  • The 349 members of the Riksdag are elected through open list proportional representation on multi-member party lists. They serve four-year terms.  

Main Candidates in this Election:  

  • Social Democrats 

  • Leader: Magdalena ANDERSSON 

  • Seats won in last election: 100 

  • Moderate Party 

  • Leader: Ulf KRISTERSSON 

  • Seats won in last election: 70 

  • Sweden Democrats 

  • Leader: Jimmie AKESSON 

  • Seats won in last election: 62 

  • Centre Party 

  • Leader: Annie LÖÖF 

  • Seats won in last election: 31 

  • Left Party 

  • Leader: Nooshi DADGOSTAR 

  • Seats won in last election: 28 

  • Christian Democrats 

  • Leader: Ebba BUSCH 

  • Seats won in last election: 22 

  • Liberal Party 

  • Leader: Johan PEHRSON 

  • Seats won in last election: 20 

  • Green Party 

  • Leaders: Märta STENEVI / Per BOLUND 

  • Seats won in last election: 16 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 10,483,647 (2022 est.)1 

  • Registered Voters: 7,772,120 (2022)

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 5,103,074 (2022 est.)

  • Is Sweden a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (07 March 1980)4 

  • Has Sweden ratified CEDAW: Yes (02 Jul 1980)5 

  • Gender Quota: No 

  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes 

  • Number of Female Legislators: 166 out of 349 (47.6%)

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 7 at 0.945 (2020)7 

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

Disability Data: 

  • Is Sweden a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 Mar 2007)

  • Has Sweden ratified CRPD: Yes (15 Dec 2008)

  • Population with a disability: 1,470,242 (2022 est.)10 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Sweden: No   

 

1. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/#people-and-society 

2. https://www.val.se/servicelankar/press/nyheter--pressmeddelanden/pressmeddelanden/2022-08-16-sa-manga-far-rosta-i-arets-val.html

3. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/sweden/#people-and-society

4. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

5. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

6. https://data.riksdagen.se/personlista/?utformat=statkon

7. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/specific-country-data#/countries/SWE

8. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

9. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

10. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=sweden#tab