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[edit]

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[edit]

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][2] 113 5 103,027 (2009)[3]
Moderate Party
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[2] 84 3 55,612[4]
Sweden Democrats
SD Nationalism,[2] social conservatism 49 2 10,000 (2013)[5]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[2] 25 4 10,635 (2009)[6]
Centre Party
C Liberalism,[7] Nordic agrarianism [8] 22 1 37,340 (2009)[3]
Left Party
V Democratic socialism, feminism 21 1 8,706 (2009)[3]
Liberal People's Party
Folkpartiet Liberalerna
FP Liberalism,[2] conservative liberalism[9] 19 2 17,875 (2009)[3]
Christian Democrats
KD Christian democracy, social conservatism 16 1 22,320 (2009)[3]
Feminist Initiative
Feministiskt initiativ
FI Feminism, anti-racism 0 1 22, 240

Other parties[edit]

  • 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.[10]

Minor parties[edit]

Local parties[edit]


Joke parties[edit]

See also[edit]


  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 Parties and Elections in Europe: The database about parliamentary elections and political parties in Europe, by Wolfram Nordsieck
  3. ^ a b c d e Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". SVT. 
  4. ^ Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". Sveriges Television. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Thurfjell, Karin (October 11, 2013), "Åkesson: Svenska kyrkan har blivit mindre svensk och kristen", Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish) 
  6. ^ Cederholm, Robert; Eliasson, Anders (15 March 2010). "Partierna tappar medlemmar". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram. "Parties and Elections in Europe". 
  9. ^ Slomp, Hans. Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European ..., Volume 1. p. 433. 
  10. ^ Valmyndigheten, Valsedeldistribution

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