Swedish Social Democratic Party

The Swedish Social Democratic Party, officially the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Sweden[10] (Swedish: Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetareparti [ˈsvæ̌rjɛs sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɪska ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiː] (listen); S/SAP), usually referred to as Social Democrats (Swedish: Socialdemokraterna [sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] (listen)), is a social-democratic political party in Sweden founded in 1889, the SAP is the country's oldest and currently largest party.

Swedish Social Democratic Worker's Party
Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetareparti
LeaderStefan Löfven
Secretary-GeneralLena Rådström Baastad
Parliamentary group leaderAnnelie Karlsson
Founded23 April 1889; 132 years ago (1889-04-23)
HeadquartersSveavägen 68, Stockholm
Student wingSocial Democratic Students of Sweden
Youth wingSwedish Social Democratic Youth League
Women's wingSocial Democratic Women in Sweden
Religious wingReligious Social Democrats of Sweden
LGBT wingLGBT Social Democrats of Sweden
Membership (2020) 75,000[1]
Political positionCentre-left[6]
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[7]
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Nordic affiliationSAMAK
The Social Democratic Group
Colours  Red
100 / 349
European Parliament
5 / 21
County councils[8]
572 / 1,597
Municipal councils[9]
4,364 / 12,780

From the mid-1930s to the 1980s, the Social Democratic Party won more than 40% of the vote. From 1932 to 1976, the SAP was continuously in government. Currently, the party has been heading the government since 2014 under Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who has been the party leader since 2012.

It participates in elections as The Workers Party – The Social Democrats (Swedish: Arbetarepartiet – Socialdemokraterna [ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiːɛt sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] (listen)).