Skåne Regional Council

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Region Skåne
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Chair of the Executive Committee
Carl-Johan Sonesson, Moderate Party
Elections
Proportional representation
Last election
2018
Meeting place
Scania House, Kristianstad
Website
www.skane.se

Region Skåne is the county council of Scania County in Sweden. Region Skåne (formally Skåne läns landsting) was created on January 1, 1999, by the amalgamation of the county councils of Malmöhus County and Kristianstad County and some of the tasks handled by Malmö Municipality.

The county council assembly is the highest political body in the region and its members are elected by the Scanians themselves, as opposed to the County Administrative Board (länsstyrelsen) that guards the interest of the state in the region under the chairmanship of the county governor.

The regional council's main responsibility is for the public healthcare system, public transport and development within the region, which includes co-ordination of development of commerce, communication, culture and collaboration with other regions both in and outside of Sweden.

By devolution the newly formed regional council assumed some power from the Skåne County Administrative Board, the state authority in Skåne County.

Before Region Skåne was formed in 1999 on a trial basis, the regional development was the responsibility of a Regional Association, comprising the 33 municipalities together with the then current health services principals, namely the Kristianstad and Malmöhus county councils and the Health Services authority in the City of Malmö.[1]

Similar provisions had also been extended to the Västra Götaland Regional Council and the Gotland Council during a trial period.

Regional council[edit]

The regional council (Swedish: regionfullmäktige or formally landstingsfullmäktige) meets at Skånehuset in Kristianstad. Elections are held every fourth year in conjunction with the national and municipal elections, on the third Sunday of September.

The executive body of the Scania Regional Council is the Regional Executive Committee (regionstyrelsen). The current chair of the executive committee is Carl Johan Sonesson of the Moderate Party, who succeeded Henrik Fritzon of the Social Democratic Party after 2018 elections.

Scania Regional Council election, 2018[2]
Party Seats Votes %
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 41 230,625 27.31%
Moderaterna 34 190857 22.60%
Sverigedemokraterna 30 166195 19.68%
Vänsterpartiet 10 56,745 6.72%
Liberalerna 10 53,468 6.33%
Centerpartiet 10 53,400 6.32%
Kristdemokraterna 8 45,717 5.41%
Miljöpartiet de gröna 6 34,496 4.08%
Others - 13,098 1.55%
Total 149 844,602 100%
Turnout 857,300 82.64%
Scania Regional Council election, 2014[3]
Party Seats Votes %
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 51 257,704 32.38%
Moderaterna 35 177,657 22.32%
Sverigedemokraterna 23 115,735 14.54%
Miljöpartiet de gröna 11 52,987 6.66%
Folkpartiet liberalerna 9 47,199 5.93%
Vänsterpartiet 8 42,324 5.32%
Centerpartiet 7 33,570 4.22%
Kristdemokraterna 5 26,094 3.28%
Others - 42,718 5.37%
Total 149 795,988 100%
Turnout 808,239 80.51%
Scania Regional Council election, 2010[4]
Party Seats Votes %
Moderaterna 48 232,743 30.89%
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 47 230,133 30.54%
Sverigedemokraterna 14 69,928 9.28%
Folkpartiet liberalerna 12 58,962 7.82%
Miljöpartiet de gröna 10 49,994 6.63%
Centerpartiet 7 34,213 4.54%
Vänsterpartiet 6 29,415 3.90%
Kristdemokraterna 5 26,283 3.49%
Others - 21,876 2.90%
Total 149 753,547 100%
Turnout 767,163 79.00%
Scania Regional Council election, 2006[4]
Party Seats Votes %
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 53 240,312 34.4%
Moderaterna 43 195,014 27.9%
Folkpartiet liberalerna 13 59,065 8.5%
Sverigedemokraterna 10 45,945 6.6%
Centerpartiet 9 41,154 5.9%
Kristdemokraterna 7 32,878 4.7%
Miljöpartiet de gröna 7 30,670 4.4%
Vänsterpartiet 7 29,325 4.2%
Others - 24,127 3.4%
Total 149 698,490 100%
Turnout 715,859 77.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Region Skåne. Democracy-Increased autonomy Archived 2004-10-23 at Archive.today. Official site. Retrieved 24 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Val till landstingsfullmäktige i Skåne län - Valda 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  3. ^ "Val till landstingsfullmäktige i Skåne län - Valda 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  4. ^ a b "Val till landstingsfullmäktige i Skåne län - Valda 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2019-07-07.

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