Sweden

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At the first sitting of the chamber
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
When the new chamber meets for the first time
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
No information available
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
Yes
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
No
Speaker's term
4 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes, except for flagrant delicto

Notes: as specified in the constitution and the riksdag act, an mp may only be prosecuted and detained (except in cases of flagrant delicto) after at least 5/6 of the riksdag have agreed.

There is a Code of conduct for members
Yes

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
838,800 SEK
(2021)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
96,193
(2021)
Basic allowances
No information available
Names of the basic allowances

Members who live further than 50 kilometers from Stockholm are entitled to the attendance allowance known as the “Stockholm allowance” when they travel to and stay the night in Stockholm. It covers travel, the day they return and any days in between, is tax-exempt, and free meals are not deducted.

Attendance allowance
120 SEK
Attendance allowance in PPP
14
Periodicity of attendance allowance
Day
Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
Yes
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
No information available

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
Yes
Constituency office
No
Housing
Yes
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes:

Members are reimbursed for travel expenses and provided a daily allowance of 400 SEK for travel in Sweden (which is not exclusive to constituency work). Reimbursements also apply to travel abroad.

Members are also provided with technical equipment such as a laptop, tablet and smartphone, which can be used as technical equipment in their constituency.

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes
Committee Chair Yes

Notes: The Deputy Speakers receive an increment of 30 % of the pay of a member. Committee Chairs and Deputy Chairs receive an increment of 20 % and 15 % respectively.

Salary of the Speaker
2,160,000 SEK
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
249,135
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount

The Administrative Division.

Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
No
Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website
Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
349
(2022)

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