World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Swedish general election, 2002

Article Id: WHEBN0000506243
Reproduction Date:

Title: Swedish general election, 2002  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Swedish general election, 2006, Swedish county council elections, 2002, Swedish municipal elections, 2002, Moderate Party, Elections in Sweden
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Swedish general election, 2002

Swedish general election, 2002

15 September 2002

All 349 seats to the Riksdag
175 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Göran Persson Bo Lundgren Lars Leijonborg
Party Social Democratic Moderate Liberal People's
Last election 131 seats 82 seats 17 seats
Seats won 144 55 48
Seat change 13 27 31
Popular vote 2,113,560 809,041 710,312
Percentage 39.85% 15.26% 13.39%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Maud Olofsson
Leader Alf Svensson Gudrun Schyman Maud Olofsson
Party Christian Democrats Left Centre
Last election 42 seats 43 seats 18 seats
Seats won 33 30 22
Seat change 9 13 4
Popular vote 485,235 444,854 328,428
Percentage 9.15% 8.39% 6.19%

  Seventh party
 
Leader Peter Eriksson
Maria Wetterstrand
Party Green
Last election 16 seats
Seats won 17
Seat change 1
Popular vote 246,392
Percentage 4.65%

PM before election

Göran Persson
Social Democratic

Elected PM

Göran Persson
Social Democratic

General elections were held in Sweden on 15 September 2002,[1] alongside municipal and county council elections. The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 144 of the 349 seats.[2]

Contents

  • Results 1
    • By municipality 1.1
  • References 2
  • Further reading 3

Results

Final results
of the 2002 Swedish
general election
Votes Seats
# % +/- # +/-
  Social Democrats (s) 2,113,560 39.85 +3.46 144 +13
  Moderate Party (m) 809,041 15.26 −7.64 55 −27
  Liberal People's Party (fp) 710,312 13.39 +8.67 48 +31
  Christian Democrats (kd) 485,235 9.15 −2.62 33 −9
  Left Party (v) 444,854 8.39 −3.60 30 −13
  Centre Party (c) 328,428 6.19 +1.06 22 +4
  Green Party (mp) 246,392 4.65 +0.16 17 +1
  Sweden Democrats (sd) 76,300 1.44 +1.07 0
  Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party (spi) 37,573 0.71 +0.29 0
  Norrbotten Party 14,854 0.28 +0.28 0
  New Future 9,337 0.18 +0.01 0
  National Democrats (nd) 9,248 0.17 +0.17 0
  Skåne Party 4,564 0.09 +0.09 0
  Socialist Party 3,213 0.06 +0.03 0
  New Democracy¹ (nyd) 2,207 0.04 −0.11 0
  Socialist Justice Party (rs) 1,519 0.03 −0.03 0
  Communist Party of Sweden (skp) 1,182 0.02 −0.01 0
  Unity 603 0.01 -0.02 0
  Free List 502 0.01 +0.01 0
  Voice of the Free People 207 0.00 0
  European Workers Party 163 0.00 ±0 0
  Welfare Party 94 0.00 0
  National Democratic Party of Sweden 87 0.00 0
  Alliance Party 58 0.00 ±0 0
  Skåne Federalists 52 0.00 0
  Communist League 46 0.00 ±0 0
  Citizens Party 27 0.00 ±0 0
  Rikshushållarna 17 0.00 0
  Republicans 15 0.00 ±0 0
  Tax Reformists 14 0.00 0
  Popular Democrats 12 0.00 ±0 0
  Populist Party 11 0.00 0
  New Swedes D.P.N.S. 11 0.00 0
  Donald Duck Party 10 0.00 0
Parties with less than 10 votes 69 0.00
Valid votes 5,303,212 98.47
Invalid votes 82,218 1.53
Turnout 5,385,430 80.11 −1.28

¹ New Democracy was actually dissolved by the time of the election and did not run, but some voters wrote the party name on an empty ballot anyway.

By municipality

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1858 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1873

Further reading

  • Madeley, John T. S. (April 2003). "'The Swedish model is dead! Long live the Swedish model!' The 2002 Riksdag election".  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.