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Sweden

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Parliament

Oversight

Data on parliament’s oversight role and activities

Oversight tools

Parliament has the power to summon members of the government
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, The Instrument of Government, 13:5
Parliament has the power to summon senior government officials
Parliament has the power to approve key government appointments Key government appointments include, for example, ambassadors or the head of the central bank.
Source Legal documents that stipulate parliament's role.
Constitution, The Instrument of Government, 9:13, 13:6, 13:8
Approximate number of government appointments subject to parliamentary approval
13
Number of written questions asked, per year
Not available
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
Not available
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Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
Not available
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Notes For some parliaments, data can not be presented on an annual basis, for example because parliamentary sessions run from April to March of the following year. In such cases, the period to which the data corresponds is specified here.
Written questions submitted to the Executive between 2013-2017 include interpellations: 2013: 541 interpellations 2014: 523 interpellations 2015: 855 interpellations 2016: 719 interpellations 2017: 710 interpellations

Head of State and/or Government

The Head of Government is also the Head of State
No

Impeachment and confidence motions

Parliament is automatically dissolved when a motion of no confidence is adopted In some countries, the adoption of a motion of no confidence in the Government automatically leads to the dissolution of Parliament in certain countries. In other cases, a new government can be formed.
No