List of Political Parties in Sweden
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List of Political Parties in Sweden

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

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

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 75,000 (2020)[2]
Moderate Party
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[3] 70 4 40,602 (2020)[2]
Sweden Democrats
SD Social conservatism,[4] Nationalism[5] 62 3 33,207 (2020)[2]
Centre Party
C Liberalism,[6][7] Agrarianism[6][7] 31 2 24,445 (2020)[2]
Left Party
V Socialism,[8] Feminist politics[8] 27 1 17,645 (2020)[2]
Christian Democrats
KD Christian democracy[9] 22 2 23,872 (2020)[2]
L Liberalism,[10] Social liberalism[11] 19 1 12,179 (2020)[2]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[12] 16 2 9,530 (2020)[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]

Two MPs have left their parties to become independents. Former Liberals MP Emma Carlsson Löfdahl left 11 March 2019, and former Left Party MP Amineh Kakabaveh left on 28 August 2019.

Minor parties

Local parties

Defunct and historical parties

Joke parties

See also


  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 "Tusentals medlemmar lämnade S i fjol - bara SD ökade" [Thousands of members leave S last year - only SD increases]. Nyheter Idag (in Swedish). 30 April 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  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 2012.
  7. ^ a b T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 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 2015.
  13. ^ "Putting out ballot papers". Valmyndigheten. 20 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Internetfenomenet som fick Hanif Bali i blåsväder". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019.

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