1998 Stockholm municipal election


The Stockholm municipal election of 1998 was held on 15 September 1998, concurrently with the 1998 Swedish general election. Using a party-list proportional representation system to allocate the 101 seats of the Stockholm city council (Stockholms kommunfullmäktige) amongst the various Swedish political parties. Voter turnout was 76.9%.

The results for the Social Democrats were the lowest in decades, and for the first time since the initiation of universal male suffrage in 1911, the Moderates outnumbered the Social Democrats to become the largest party on the Stockholm City Council as a result of this election.

Results


Party Votes Seats
# % + – # + –
Moderate Party
Moderaterna (m)
146,797 32.9% +4.3% 35 +6
Social Democrats
Socialdemokraterna (s)
114,118 25.6% –7.4% 29 –8
Left Party
Vänsterpartiet (v)
54,663 12.3% +3.1% 13 +2
Liberal People's Party
Folkpartiet liberalerna (fp)
34,789 7.8% –0.1% 9 ±0
Christian Democrats
Kristdemokratiska samlingspartiet (kd)
28,320 6.4% +4.3% 6 +6
Green Party
Miljöpartiet (mp)
26,347 5.9% –1.9% 6 –2
Stockholm Party
Stockholmspartiet (sp)
19,561 4.4% NA[1] 3 +1
Centre Party
Centerpartiet (c)
9,187 2.1% –3.3% 0 –5
Other parties 11,942 2.7% NA[1] 0 ±0
Total 445,724 100% 101 ±0
Invalid ballots 8,469

See also


Notes


1 No separate election results were available for the Stockholm Party for the 1994 Stockholm municipal election, and thus year-to-year vote comparison is not possible.

References


  • Statistics Sweden, "Kommunfullmäktigval – valresultat" (Swedish) [permanent dead link]
  • Statistics Sweden, "Kommunfullmäktigval – erhållna mandat efter kommun och parti. Valår 1973–2006" (Swedish) [permanent dead link]
  • Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten)