Riksdag

The Riksdag (Swedish: [ˈrɪ̌ksdɑː(ɡ)] (listen), lit. transl."diet of the realm"; also Swedish: riksdagen [ˈrɪ̌ksdan] (listen) or Sveriges riksdag [ˈsvæ̌rjɛs ˈrɪ̌ksdɑː(ɡ)] (listen)) is the legislature and the supreme decision-making body of Sweden. Since 1971, the Riksdag has been a unicameral legislature with 349 members (riksdagsledamöter), elected proportionally and serving, since 1994, fixed four-year terms. The 2022 Swedish general election is the most recent held general election.

Riksdag of Sweden

Sveriges riksdag
Type
Type
Leadership
Andreas Norlén, (M)
since 24 September 2018
Kenneth G. Forslund, (S)
since 26 September 2022
Julia Kronlid, (SD)
since 26 September 2022
Kerstin Lundgren, (C)
since 24 September 2018
Karin Enström, (M)
since 27 September 2022
Structure
Seats349
Political groups
Elections
Open list[1] proportional representation (Sainte-Laguë method) with a 4% election threshold[2] in constituencies based upon the Counties of Sweden
See Elections in Sweden
Last election
11 September 2022
Next election
13 September 2026
Meeting place
Parliament House
Helgeandsholmen
Stockholm, 100 12
Sweden
Website
riksdagen.se
Footnotes

    The constitutional mandates of the Riksdag are enumerated in the Instrument of Government (Regeringsformen), and its internal workings are specified in greater detail in the Riksdag Act (Riksdagsordningen).[3][4] The seat of the Riksdag is at Parliament House (Riksdagshuset), on the island of Helgeandsholmen in the central parts of Stockholm. The Riksdag has its institutional roots in the feudal Riksdag of the Estates, traditionally thought to have first assembled in Arboga in 1435. In 1866, following reforms of the 1809 Instrument of Government, that body was transformed into a bicameral legislature with an upper chamber (Första Kammaren) and a lower chamber (Andra Kammaren).


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