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List of political parties in Sweden

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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.


  • The parties 1
    • Parties with official representation 1.1
    • Other parties 1.2
    • Minor parties 1.3
    • Local parties 1.4
    • Historical 1.5
    • Joke parties 1.6
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

The parties

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 representation

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[4]
Sweden Democrats
SD Right-wing populism,[5] National conservatism[6] 49 2 10,000 (2013)[7]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[8] 25 4 10,635 (2009)[9]
Centre Party
C Liberalism,[10][11] Agrarianism[10][11] 22 1 37,340 (2009)[2]
Left Party
V Socialism,[12] Feminist politics[12] 21 1 8,706 (2009)[2]
Liberal People's Party
Folkpartiet Liberalerna
FP Liberalism,[13] Social liberalism[14] 19 2 17,875 (2009)[2]
Christian Democrats
KD Christian democracy,[15] Conservatism 16 1 22,320 (2009)[2]
Feminist Initiative
Feministiskt initiativ
FI Feminist politics 0 1 22, 240

Other parties

  • 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.[16]

Minor parties

Local parties


Joke parties

See also


  1. ^ Merkel, Wolfgang; Alexander Petring; Christian Henkes; Christoph Egle (2008). Social Democracy in Power: The Capacity to Reform. London: Taylor & Francis. pp. 8, 9.  
  2. ^ a b c d e Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". SVT. 
  3. ^ Björn Wittrock (2012). "The Making of Sweden". In Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock. Nordic Paths to Modernity. Berghahn Books. p. 104.  
  4. ^ Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar".  
  5. ^ Berezin, Mabel (2013), "The Normalization of the Right in Post-Security Europe", Politics in the Age of Austerity (Polity Press): 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.  
  7. ^ Thurfjell, Karin (October 11, 2013), "Åkesson: Svenska kyrkan har blivit mindre svensk och kristen",  
  8. ^ Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar".  
  10. ^ a b Svante Ersson; Jan-Erik Lane (1998). Politics and Society in Western Europe. SAGE. p. 108.  
  11. ^ a b T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123.  
  12. ^ a b Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 225–.  
  13. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 320.  
  14. ^ Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 228.  
  15. ^ Hans Slomp. Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 433.  
  16. ^ Valmyndigheten, Valsedeldistribution

External links

  • NSD: European Election Database – Political parties of Sweden
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