2018 Swedish local elections

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Local elections were held in Sweden on 9 September 2018 to elect the 20 county councils and 290 municipal councils. Advance voting was allowed between 22 August and 9 September. The elections took place alongside the general elections.

Newly registered parties participated in the 2018 elections, such as the Citizens' Coalition. Many smaller and local parties which had already been established participated, such as the Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party, Feminist Initiative, the Öland Party, the Laholm Party and more.[1]

Results[edit]

County councils[edit]

The total number of seats increased nationwide to 1,696, up from 1,678 in the 2014 elections. Turnout was 83.7%.

Party Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats 1,850,724 28.74 523 -80
Moderate Party 1,241,717 19.28 314 -25
Sweden Democrats 828,220 12.86 224 +63
Centre Party 539,075 8.37 155 +30
Left Party 555,043 8.62 141 +20
Christian Democrats 457,679 7.11 119 +34
Liberals 403,781 6.27 94 -2
Green Party 265,522 4.12 48 -58
Others 297,762 4.62 78 +36
Invalid/blank votes 104,793
Total 6,544,316 100 1,696 +18

Municipal councils[edit]

The total number of seats nationwide totalled to 12,700, down from 12,780 in the 2014 elections. Turnout was 84.1%.

Party Contested Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats 290 1,801,843 27.58 3,752 −612
Moderate Party 282 1,310,182 20.06 2,396 −39
Sweden Democrats 290 832,083 12.74 1,806 +482
Centre Party 289 631,812 9.67 1,603 +192
Left Party 283 502,147 7.69 808 +58
Liberals 270 444,674 6.81 689 −21
Christian Democrats 264 339,375 5.20 676 +161
Green Party 250 301,825 4.62 395 −337
Feminist Initiative 55 61,907 0.95 22 −4
Others 306,287 4.69 553 +40
Invalid/blank votes 81,316
Total 290 6,613,451 100 12,700 −80

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