Swedish general election, 2002

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Swedish general election, 2002
Sweden
1998 ←
15 September 2002
→ 2006

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Göran Persson.jpg Bo Lundgren bröllopsgäst.jpg Lars lejonborg
Leader Göran Persson Bo Lundgren Lars Leijonborg
Party Social Democratic Moderate Liberal People's
Last election 131 seats 82 seats 17 seats
Seats won 144 55 48
Seat change Increase13 Decrease27 Increase31
Popular vote 2,113,560 809,041 710,312
Percentage 39.85% 15.26% 13.39%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Alf Svensson juni 2009 crop.jpg Gudrun Schyman - 16 April 2009 - 1 cropped.jpg Maud Olofsson
Leader Alf Svensson Gudrun Schyman Maud Olofsson
Party Christian Democrats Left Centre
Last election 42 seats 43 seats 18 seats
Seats won 33 30 22
Seat change Decrease9 Decrease13 Increase4
Popular vote 485,235 444,854 328,428
Percentage 9.15% 8.39% 6.19%

  Seventh party
  Peter Eriksson and Maria Wetterstrand.jpg
Leader Peter Eriksson
Maria Wetterstrand
Party Green
Last election 16 seats
Seats won 17
Seat change Increase1
Popular vote 246,392
Percentage 4.65%

PM before election

Göran Persson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Göran Persson
Social Democratic

Sweden2002.jpg

General elections were held in Sweden on 15 September 2002,[1] alongside municipal and county council elections. The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 144 of the 349 seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Final results
of the 2002 Swedish
general election
Votes Seats
# % +/- # +/-
  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
  Norrbotten Party 14,854 0.28 +0.28 0
  New Future 9,337 0.18 +0.01 0
  National Democrats (nd) 9,248 0.17 +0.17 0
  Skåne Party 4,564 0.09 +0.09 0
  Socialist Party 3,213 0.06 +0.03 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
  Unity 603 0.01 -0.02 0
  Free List 502 0.01 +0.01 0
  Voice of the Free People 207 0.00 0
  European Workers Party 163 0.00 ±0 0
  Welfare Party 94 0.00 0
  National Democratic Party of Sweden 87 0.00 0
  Alliance Party 58 0.00 ±0 0
  Skåne Federalists 52 0.00 0
  Communist League 46 0.00 ±0 0
  Citizens Party 27 0.00 ±0 0
  Rikshushållarna 17 0.00 0
  Republicans 15 0.00 ±0 0
  Tax Reformists 14 0.00 0
  Popular Democrats 12 0.00 ±0 0
  Populist Party 11 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
Valid votes 5,303,212 98.47
Invalid votes 82,218 1.53
Turnout 5,385,430 80.11 −1.28

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.

By municipality[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1873

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