Västra Götaland Regional Council

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The Västra Götaland Regional Council, or Västra Götalandsregionen, is the devolved County Council of Västra Götaland County in Sweden. It was created in 1999 by the merger of the county councils of Gothenburg and Bohus, Älvsborg, and Skaraborg Counties coupled with the devolution of power from the County Administrative Boards of the same counties, that also merged. Its main responsibilities are for the public healthcare system and public transport.


The Regional Parliament is located in Vänersborg. Election results 2006:

Party Seats
Socialdemokratiska arbetarpartiet 52 (-3)
Moderate Party 36 (+12)
Liberal People's Party 14 (-6)
Kristdemokraterna 12 (-3)
Centerpartiet 11 (+1)
Vänsterpartiet 10 (-3)
Miljöpartiet 8 (+2)
Sjukvårdspartiet - Västra Götaland 6 (no change)
Total 149

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