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

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 Social conservatism,[5] Nationalism[6] 49 2 24,723 (2016)[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]
L 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 Feminism 0 1 22,240

Other parties

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

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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 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. ISBN 978-0-85745-270-2.
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  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.
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  8. Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  9. Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  10. 1 2 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. 1 2 T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  12. 1 2 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. Valmyndigheten, Valsedeldistribution
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