Sweden

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Riksdagen (Parliament)
Chamber name
Riksdagen (Parliament)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1890
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the Riksdag
Speaker
Andreas Norlén (Male)
Date of birth: 06 May 1973
Term
24 Sep 2018
Additional information

Elected on 24 Sep. 2018, re-elected on 26 Sep. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Ingvar Mattson (Male)
Term
24 Sep 2018
Notes

Elected on 24 Sep. 2018.

Members

Statutory number of members
349
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
349
Current number of members
349
Men
186
Women
163
Percentage of women
46.7%
Population (in thousands)
10,467
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
29,991

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
46.7
(2022-09)
Youngest member
Aida Birinxhiku (Female)
Youngest member (years)
23
Oldest member
Gudrun Nordborg (Female)
Oldest member (years)
76
Number of members, by age (2022-09)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 16 40 27 37 55 10 3 0 0 188
Female 0 7 38 25 31 41 17 2 0 0 161
Totals per age interval 0 23 78 52 68 96 27 5 0 0 349
Total <= 45: 153 Total >= 46: 196
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
6.6% 4.6% 2.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
28.9% 16% 12.9%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
43.8% 24% 20.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas whereby several parties require that women and men be equally represented on candidate lists.

Sources: Cf. individual party statutes.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No