2002 Swedish general election
General elections were held in Sweden on 15 September 2002, alongside municipal and county council elections. The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 144 of the 349 seats.
All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
Largest party by district (left) and municipality (right)
Red-Social Democratic, Blue-Moderate
of the 2002 Swedish
|Social Democrats (s)||2,113,560||39.85||+3.46||144||+13|
|Moderate Party (m)||809,041||15.26||−7.64||55||−27|
|Liberal People's Party (fp)||710,312||13.39||+8.67||48||+31|
|Christian Democrats (kd)||485,235||9.15||−2.62||33||−9|
|Left Party (v)||444,854||8.39||−3.60||30||−13|
|Centre Party (c)||328,428||6.19||+1.06||22||+4|
|Green Party (mp)||246,392||4.65||+0.16||17||+1|
|Sweden Democrats (sd)||76,300||1.44||+1.07||0||–|
|Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party (spi)||37,573||0.71||+0.29||0||–|
|National Democrats (nd)||9,248||0.17||+0.17||0||–|
|New Democracy¹ (nyd)||2,207||0.04||−0.11||0||–|
|Socialist Justice Party (rs)||1,519||0.03||−0.03||0||–|
|Communist Party of Sweden (skp)||1,182||0.02||−0.01||0||–|
|Voice of the Free People||207||0.00||–||0||–|
|European Workers Party||163||0.00||±0||0||–|
|National Democratic Party of Sweden||87||0.00||–||0||–|
|New Swedes D.P.N.S.||11||0.00||–||0||–|
|Donald Duck Party||10||0.00||–||0||–|
|Parties with less than 10 votes||69||0.00|
¹ New Democracy was actually dissolved by the time of the election and did not run, but some voters wrote the party name on an empty ballot anyway.
Cartogram of the map to the left with each municipality rescaled to the number of valid votes cast.
Cartogram of vote with each municipality rescaled in proportion to number of valid votes cast. Deeper blue represents a relative majority for the centre-right coalition, brighter red represents a relative majority for the left-wing coalition.