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
Alliance Centre-left Centre-right Centre-right
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
Alliance Centre-right Centre-right
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
Alliance Centre-left
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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