Sweden

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
2,590
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Number of written questions answered by the government, per year
2,579
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Notes
Written questions submitted to the Executive include interpellations:
2013: 541 interpellations
2014: 523 interpellations
2015: 855 interpellations
2016: 719 interpellations
2017: 710 interpellations
2020: 515 interpellations
Percentage of written questions answered by the government, per year The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of written questions answered by the number or questions that were asked.
99.58% See historical data for this field.
Parliament has power to carry out inquiries
Yes
Number of parliamentary inquiries, per year
27
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Notes
Figures are based on the total number of hearings/reports in connection with the task of scrutinizing the work of the Government carried out by the Committee on the Constitution.

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