List of political parties in Sweden

Sweden has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

This article lists political parties in Sweden.

Parliamentary parties

The letter(s) in brackets after each Swedish party name are the abbreviations commonly used for those parties in the Swedish media.

Parties with official representation

Parties with representation in the Riksdag and/or European Parliament:

Name Ideology MPs MEPs Membership
Swedish Social Democratic Party
Sveriges Socialdemokratiska arbetarparti
S Social democracy[1] 100 5 89,010 (2017)[2]
Moderate Party
Moderata samlingspartiet
M Liberal conservatism[3] 70 4 45,535 (2017)[2]
Sweden Democrats
SD Social conservatism,[4] Nationalism[5] 62 3 28,340 (2017)[2]
Centre Party
C Liberalism,[6][7] Agrarianism[6][7] 31 2 29,107 (2017)[2]
Left Party
V Socialism,[8] Feminist politics[8] 28 1 17,645 (2017)[2]
Christian Democrats
KD Christian democracy[9] 22 2 20,137 (2017)[2]
L Liberalism,[10] Social liberalism[11] 20 1 15,390 (2017)[2]
Green Party
Miljöpartiet de Gröna
MP Green politics[12] 16 2 10,719 (2017)[2]

Note: Any party having broken the 1% threshold in the last two EU-parliament or Riksdag elections respectively will have their ballots printed and distributed by the authorities.[13]

Minor parties

Local parties

  • Alternative (Alternativet)
  • Alvesta Alternative (Alvesta Alternativet)
  • Berg Party (Bergspartiet)
  • Bergas Bästa - partipolitiskt obunden lista
  • Bopartiet
  • Botkyrkapartiet
  • Citizens Party: School - Health Care - Care (Medborgarpartiet: skola – vård – omsorg)
  • Crossroads (sv) (Vägvalet)
  • Cooperation in Mullsjö (Samverkan i Mullsjö)
  • Democrats (Demokraterna)
  • Drevviken Party (Drevvikenpartiet)
  • Fair Democracy (Rättvis Demokrati)
  • Falu Party (Falupartiet)
  • Folkhemmet i Hofors-Torsåker[citation needed]
  • Free Democrats of Arjeplog (Arjeplogs Fria Demokrater)
  • Free Norrland (Fria Norrland)
  • Free Trade Party of Norrbotten (Norrbottens Frihandelsparti)
  • Frihetliga Ljusdalsbygden
  • Future Party (Framtidspartiet)
  • Future of Mullsjö (Mullsjös Framtid)
  • Health Care for Everybody (Omsorg för Alla)
  • Hedemora Party (Hedemorapartiet)
  • Kiruna Party (Kirunapartiet)
  • Laholm Party (Laholmspartiet)
  • Leisure Time Party (Fritidspartiet)
  • Leksand Party (Leksandspartiet)
  • Libertarian Municipal People (Frihetliga Kommunalfolket)
  • Lidingöpartiet
  • Life Quality in the Municipality of Högsby (Livskvalité i Högsby Kommun)
  • Mora Party (Morapartiet)
  • Municipal List (Kommunlistan)
  • Municipal Party VDM (Kommunpartiet VDM)
  • Popular Movement for the Good of Borlänge (Folkrörelsen för Borlänges Bästa)
  • Ronneby Party (Ronnebypartiet)
  • Social List Active Politics (Sociala Listan Aktiv Politik)
  • Socialist Justice Party (Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna, 1973-present)- Holds two seats in the Luleå municipal council.
  • Solidarity - Work - Peace - Ecology (Solidaritet – Arbete – Fred – Ekologi)
  • Stockholm Party (Stockholmspartiet)
  • Stop E4 West - Culture Party (Stoppa E4 Väst – Kulturpartiet)
  • Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party (SPI - Välfärden, 1987-present) - Holds three seats in the Hörby municipal council.
  • Sölvesborg Party (Sölvesborgspartiet)
  • The Island Party (Öpartiet)
  • Uddevalla Party (Uddevallapartiet)
  • Vimmerby Party (Vimmerbypartiet)
  • Voice of the People - VOX humana (Folkets röst – VOX humana)
  • Vård för pengarna - Is in an incumbent regional government coalition in Södermanland and holds 15 seats in the regional council.
  • Youth List (Ungdomslistan)
  • Åsele Party (Åselepartiet)
  • Älvdalen Party (Älvdalspartiet)
  • Öpartiet (The Island Party)
  • Örebro Party (Örebropartiet)

Defunct and historical parties

Joke parties

See also


  1. Merkel, Wolfgang; Alexander Petring; Christian Henkes; Christoph Egle (2008). Social Democracy in Power: The Capacity to Reform. London: Taylor & Francis. pp. 8, 9. ISBN 0-415-43820-9.
  2. Lindholm, Amanda (23 February 2018). "Sjunkande medlemsantal oroar inte Schyman". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish).
  3. Björn Wittrock (2012). "The Making of Sweden". In Johann Pall Arnason; Bjorn Wittrock (eds.). Nordic Paths to Modernity. Berghahn Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-85745-270-2.
  4. Berezin, Mabel (2013), "The Normalization of the Right in Post-Security Europe", Politics in the Age of Austerity, Polity Press, p. 255
  5. Peter Starke; Alexandra Kaasch; Franca Van Hooren (2013). The Welfare State as Crisis Manager: Explaining the Diversity of Policy Responses to Economic Crisis. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 194. ISBN 978-1-137-31484-0.
  6. Svante Ersson; Jan-Erik Lane (1998). Politics and Society in Western Europe. SAGE. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-7619-5862-8. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  7. T. Banchoff (1999). Legitimacy and the European Union. Taylor & Francis. p. 123. ISBN 978-0-415-18188-4. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0.
  9. Hans Slomp (2011). Europe, A Political Profile: An American Companion to European Politics [2 volumes]: An American Companion to European Politics. ABC-CLIO. p. 433. ISBN 978-0-313-39182-8.
  10. Christina Bergqvist (1999). Equal Democracies?: Gender and Politics in the Nordic Countries. Nordic Council of Ministers. p. 320. ISBN 978-82-00-12799-4.
  11. Claire Annesley, ed. (2013). A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe. Routledge. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-135-35547-0.
  12. Wolfram Nordsieck. "Parties and Elections in Europe". Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  13. "Putting out ballot papers". Valmyndigheten. 20 April 2018.
  14. "Internetfenomenet som fick Hanif Bali i blåsväder". (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 November 2019.