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.

Parliamentary parties[edit]

The letter(s) 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] 100 5 89,010 (2017)[2]
Moderate Party
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[3] 70 4 45,535 (2017)[2]
Sweden Democrats
SD Social conservatism,[4] Nationalism[5] 62 3 28,340 (2017)[2]
Centre Party
C Liberalism,[6][7] Agrarianism[6][7] 31 2 29,107 (2017)[2]
Left Party
V Socialism,[8] Feminist politics[8] 28 1 17,645 (2017)[2]
Christian Democrats
KD Christian democracy[9] 22 2 20,137 (2017)[2]
L Liberalism,[10] Social liberalism[11] 20 1 15,390 (2017)[2]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[12] 16 2 10,719 (2017)[2]

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.[13]

Minor parties[edit]

Local parties[edit]

Defunct and historical 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 f g h Lindholm, Amanda (23 February 2018). "Sjunkande medlemsantal oroar inte Schyman". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish).
  3. ^ Björn Wittrock (2012). "The Making of Sweden". In Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock (eds.). Nordic Paths to Modernity. Berghahn Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-85745-270-2.
  4. ^ Berezin, Mabel (2013), "The Normalization of the Right in Post-Security Europe", Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity Press, p. 255
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b 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.
  7. ^ a b T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. ^ a b Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Christina Bergqvist (1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 320. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
  11. ^ Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0.
  12. ^ Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  13. ^ "Putting out ballot papers". Valmyndigheten. 20 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Internetfenomenet som fick Hanif Bali i blåsväder". (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 November 2019.

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