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Parliament of Sweden
Sveriges riksdag
Coat of arms or logo
Three Crowns
Type
Type
Unicameral legislature
Leadership
Speaker
Per Westerberg, (m)
Since 2 October 2006
First Deputy Speaker
Susanne Eberstein, (s)
Since 2010
Second Deputy Speaker
Ulf Holm, (mp)
Since 2010
Third Deputy Speaker
Jan Ertsborn, (fp)
Since 2012
Structure
Seats 349
Current Structure of the Riksdag
Political groups

Government

  •      Moderate Party (107)
  •      Liberal People's Party (24)
  •      Centre Party (23)
  •      Christian Democrats (19)

Opposition

Elections
Party-list proportional representation
Sainte-Laguë method
See Elections in Sweden
Last election
19 September 2010
Next election
14 September 2014
Meeting place
Parliament House, Stockholm
Parliament House
Helgeandsholmen
Stockholm, 100 12
Kingdom of Sweden
Website
http://www.riksdagen.se
Riksdagshus entre 2007 1
Parliament of Sweden

The Parliament of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges riksdag) is the legislative government of Sweden. The parliament building is on the Stockholm island of Helgeandsholmen. The parliament has 349 seats since 1976 (350 between 1971 and 1976). Between 1867 and 1971, the parliament had two chambers, but has been reduced to one. Elections are held in September every fourth year (third year between 1970-1994).

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