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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.


Election date(s)
11 Sep 2022
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
No information available
Timing of election
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections
13 Sep 2026
Number of seats at stake
Scope of elections
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registered voters
Voter turnout


About the election

Parties from the right (see note 1) won slightly more seats than those in the centre-left coalition led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (see note 2). The Sweden Democrats (SD, led by Mr. Jimmie Åkesson) became the second largest party for the first time. SD won 73 seats, five more than the Moderate Party (M), led by Mr. Ulf Kristersson. On 18 September, following talks with representatives of parliamentary parties, Speaker Andreas Norlén (M) tasked Mr. Kristersson (M) with forming a new government. On 27 September, the newly elected Parliament held its first session and re-elected Mr. Norlén as its Speaker. Mr. Kristersson (M) subsequently announced a three-party coalition government, comprising his Moderates, the Christian Democrats (KD) and the Liberal Party (FP). The new Prime Minister said he would cooperate closely with SD. On 17 October, Parliament confirmed him as Prime Minister.

The 2022 elections were held against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine that started in February. The war has triggered a major energy crisis across Europe and sent the cost of living spiralling in Sweden. Living costs became the key electoral issue. Other campaign topics included welfare, employment and measures to reduce gang violence.

Note 1:

The Moderate Party (M), the Sweden Democrats (SD), the Christian Democrats (KD, led by Ms. Ebba Busch) and the Liberal Party (FP, led by Mr. Johan Pehrson) won a total of 176 seats.

Note 2:

Ms. Andersson of the Social Democratic Party (SAP) succeeded Stefan Löfven (also from SAP) in November 2021. As a result, she became Sweden’s first woman prime minister. The centre-left coalition – which comprised SAP, the Centre Party (CP), the Left Party (VP) and the Green Party (Mpg) – won a total of 173 seats. Although SAP increased its own share from 100 to 107 in the 349-member parliament, Ms. Andersson resigned as the prime minister after conceding defeat.

Number of parties winning seats
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition
Alternation of power after elections
Number of parties in government
Names of parties in government
Moderate Party (M), Christian Democrats (KD), Liberal Party (FP)

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Social Democratic Party (SAP) 107
Sweden Democrats (SD) 73
Moderate Party (M) 68
Left Party (VP) 24
Centre Party (CP) 24
Christian Democrats (KD) 19
Green Party (Mpg) 18
Liberal Party (FP) 16
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected
Women Directly Elected
Other notes on the elections

Note on the expected date of next elections:

Parliamentary elections are held every four years on the second Sunday in September.


New legislature

Total number of men after the election
Total number of women after the election
Percentage of women after the election
First-term parliamentarians
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
Date of the first session
27 Sep 2022

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Andreas Norlén (Male)
Date of birth: 06 May 1973
Political party
Moderate Party (M)
Date of election
26 Sep 2022

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06