Swedish Social Democratic Party

The Swedish Social Democratic Party, formally the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party[7] (Swedish: Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti [ˈsvæ̌rjɛs sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɪska ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiː] (listen); S/SAP), usually referred to as The Social Democrats (Swedish: Socialdemokraterna [sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] (listen)), is a social-democratic[8][9] and a democratic socialist[10] political party in Sweden. Founded in 1889, the SAP is the country's oldest and currently largest party.

Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party
Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti
LeaderMagdalena Andersson
Secretary-GeneralTobias Baudin
Parliamentary group leaderLena Hallengren
Founded23 April 1889; 133 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[3]
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[4]
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Nordic affiliationSAMAK
The Social Democratic Group
Colours  Red
107 / 349
European Parliament
5 / 21
County councils[5]
572 / 1,597
Municipal councils[6]
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. Most recently, the party was heading the government from 2014 to 2022. It participates in elections as "The Workers' Party – The Social Democrats" (Swedish: Arbetarepartiet – Socialdemokraterna [ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiːɛt sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] (listen)).

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Swedish Social Democratic Party, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.