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What sort of government might Sweden have after the election? The Alternative for Sweden Alternativ för Sverige is a party with currently no representation in the Riksdag.
It was formed from members expelled from the Sweden Democrats in , and is led by Gustav Kasselstrand.
The party failed to enter the Riksdag in this election. The Swedish Riksdag is made up of MPs, and all are elected through open list proportional representation on multi-member party lists that are either regional most major parties or national Sweden Democrats.
Each of the 29 constituencies has a set number of parliamentarians that is divided through constituency results to ensure regional representation.
The other MPs are then elected through a proportional balancing, to ensure that the numbers of elected MPs for the various parties accurately represent the votes of the electorate.
The Swedish constitution Regeringsformen 1 Ch. This means that Sweden has parliamentarism in a constitutional monarchy —ensuring that the government is responsible to the people's representatives.
In Swedish elections, the voters may choose one or several party-specific ballot in the open and only then go cross the ballot they chose in the voting booth.
Two election observers of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe OSCE present at the general election criticized this system, saying that this can endanger ballot secrecy and that they will look into the issue in the report that will be published in 8 weeks time.
Election officials are responsible for party-specific ballot papers being present in the voting places for parties that have obtained more than one percent of the votes in the previous parliamentary election.
The table below lists parties currently represented in the Riksdag. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Next Swedish general election.
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