Sweden

Parliament

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
14.09.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
29.09.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
11.09.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
349
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
5,901
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
3,233
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2,668
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
45.21%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
34

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
7,330,432
Votes Number of people who actually voted
6,290,016
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
85.81%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Alliance, a coalition of centre-right parties led by outgoing Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, comprising his Moderate Party, the Liberal Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats, took 141 of the 349 seats at stake, down from 173 in 2010. The three main parties on the left - the Social Democratic Party (SAP), the Left Party and the Green Party - took a total of 159 seats. Prime Minister Reinfeldt conceded defeat and resigned as leader of the Moderate Party. Meanwhile, the populist Sweden Democrats party (SD) more than doubled its share from 20 to 49 seats. On 18 September Speaker Per Westerberg tasked SAP leader Mr. Stefan with forming a new government. On 3 October, the latter formed a minority government comprising the SAP and the Green Party under his premiership.

During the election campaign, Prime Minister Reinfeldt ran on the government's record, stating that the Swedish economy was doing better than its European counterparts. He promised to invest more in education and to increase the workforce by 350,000 by 2020. SAP leader Lofven said the centre-right government was undermining the Welfare State because of a series of tax reductions. SAP promised to create more jobs and increase taxes on banks, so as to invest more in nurseries and kindergartens while also reducing taxes for pensioners. SD leader Jimmie Akesson did not put as much focus on immigration as in previous elections. SD promised to increase spending on employment and healthcare and to provide free medical care for people over 85 years old.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
8
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
23.53%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
32.38%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
2
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Social Democratic Party and Green Part
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Social Democratic Party (SAP) 113
Moderate Party (M) 84
Sweden Democrats (SD) 49
Green Party (Mpg) 25
Centre Party (CP) 22
Left Party (VP) 21
Liberal Party (FP) 19
Christian Democrats (KD) 16
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
197
Number of women elected
152
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
43.55%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
152 women were elected in the September 2014 elections. The number of women increased to 156 after the formation of the Government on 30 September 2014.
Sources
Parliament (13.11.2014, 01.01.2015, 24.03.2017)
Valmyndigheten
Women Directly Elected
152

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
197
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
152
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
111
Notes Note on the number of first-term parliamentarians
In the 2014 election, there were 98 newly elected MPs that had never been MPs before, and 13 that had been alternate MPs for a shorter or longer period of time, but were elected for the first time.
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
29.09.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Urban Ahlin (Male)
Political party
Social Democratic Party
Date of election
29.09.2014