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List of political parties in Sweden

This article lists political parties in Sweden.

Sweden has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

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The partiesEdit

The letter or letters in brackets after each Swedish party name are the abbreviations commonly used for those parties in the Swedish media.

Parties with official representationEdit

Parties with representation in the Riksdag and/or European Parliament:

Name Ideology MPs MEPs Membership
Swedish Social Democratic Party
Sveriges Socialdemokratiska arbetarparti
S Social democracy[1] 113 5 103,027 (2009)[2]
Moderate Party
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[3] 84 3 55,612 (2010)[4]
Sweden Democrats
Sverigedemokraterna
SD Social conservatism,[5] Nationalism[6] 49 2 24,723 (2016)[7]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[8] 25 4 13,689 (2017)[9]
Centre Party
Centerpartiet
C Liberalism,[10][11] Agrarianism[10][11] 22 1 37,340 (2009)[2]
Left Party
Vänsterpartiet
V Socialism,[12] Feminist politics[12] 21 1 8,706 (2009)[2]
Liberals
Liberalerna
L Liberalism,[13] Social liberalism[14] 19 2 17,875 (2009)[2]
Christian Democrats
Kristdemokraterna
KD Christian democracy,[15] Conservatism 16 1 22,320 (2009)[2]
Feminist Initiative
Feministiskt initiativ
FI Radical feminism 0 1 20,000 (2015)[16]

Other partiesEdit

  • Pirate Party (Piratpartiet) (PP) – represented in the European Parliament 2009–2014.
  • June List (Junilistan) (jl) – represented in the European Parliament 2004–2009

Note: Any party having broken the 1% threshold in the last two EU-parliament or Riksdag elections respectively will have their ballots printed and distributed by the authorities.[17]

Minor partiesEdit

Local partiesEdit

HistoricalEdit

Joke partiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Merkel, Wolfgang; Alexander Petring; Christian Henkes; Christoph Egle (2008). Social Democracy in Power: The Capacity to Reform. London: Taylor & Francis. pp. 8, 9. ISBN 0-415-43820-9. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". SVT. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Björn Wittrock (2012). "The Making of Sweden". In Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock. Nordic Paths to Modernity. Berghahn Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-85745-270-2. 
  4. ^ Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". Sveriges Television. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Berezin, Mabel (2013), "The Normalization of the Right in Post-Security Europe", Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity Press, p. 255 
  6. ^ Peter Starke; Alexandra Kaasch; Franca Van Hooren (2013). The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-137-31484-0. 
  7. ^ "Medlemsantal", Bahnhof (in Swedish), June 19, 2016 
  8. ^ Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "MP:s medlemsras – tusentals har lämnat partiet" [MP:s membership decline - thousands have left the party]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Stockholm: Handelsbolaget Svenska Dagbladet AB & Co. 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Svante Ersson; Jan-Erik Lane (1998). Politics and Society in Western Europe. SAGE. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7619-5862-8. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  11. ^ a b T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 225–. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0. 
  13. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 320. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4. 
  14. ^ Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0. 
  15. ^ Hans Slomp (2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 433. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8. 
  16. ^ "Swedish feminist party launches in Oslo". The Local. March 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ Valmyndigheten, Valsedeldistribution

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