European union

Sweden:

The Swedish parliament (Rigsdag)
Chaiperson: Bjorn von Sidow
Members: 349


Parliamentary groupSocial Democratic Labour Party of Sweden
Deputies130
Information for the partyThe Social Democratic Labour Party of Sweden (Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetareparti or SAP), is a one of the main political parties in Sweden. The party was founded in 1889, and in 1917 a split occurred when the communists and revolutionaries left to form a separate party.
Ideologically the party is Social Democratic (it is a full member of Socialist International) and has a base of blue-collar workers, intellectuals, and public sector employees. It derives much of its power from strong links with the Swedish Trade Union Confederation or LO, which represents around 90 percent of Sweden's blue-collar workers. The party program combines a commitment to social welfare and government direction of the economy.
Currently, the party has about 165 000 members. There are roughly 2 540 local party associations around the country, as well as some 500 workplace associations.
In the European parliament the party has five members, who are part of the parliamentary group of the Party of European socialists.
The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.
http://www.socialdemokraterna.se/

Parliamentary groupModerate Coalition Party
Deputies97
Information for the partyThe Moderate Coalition Party or Moderata samlingspartiet (commonly referred to as Moderaterna) is a liberal-conservative political party in Sweden. It is a member of the International Democrat Union and European Peoples Party/European Democrats. The party was founded as a coalition of conservative members of parliament in the Swedish Riksdag during the second half of the 19th century. In elections they where known under the name "Allmänna valmansförbundet" or the "Public election alliance". During first half of the 20th century the loose coalition was organized into a proper party and in the late 1960s the present name was adopted, replacing "Högerpartiet" or the "Right-wing party" which had been in use for a number of decades. The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.
http://www.moderat.se/

Parliamentary groupCentre Party
Deputies29
Information for the partyThe Centre Party (Swedish: Centerpartiet, abbreviated: "C") is a political party in Sweden. The party maintains close ties to rural Sweden. The ideology is sometimes called agrarian, but in a European context, the Centre Party can perhaps best be characterized as social liberal focusing on agricultural, environmental, and rural questions. Long-term key issues have been opposition to nuclear power and proposals to decentralize governmental authority.
The party is a part of the ALDE group in the European parliament and has one representative there. The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.


http://www.centerpartiet.se

Parliamentary groupFolkpartiet Liberalerna
Deputies28
Information for the partyFolkpartiet Liberalerna is a liberal party in Sweden. The party platform is "social responsibility without socialism", which includes a commitment to a free-market economy combined with comprehensive Swedish social welfare programs. Foreign aid and women's equality also are popular issues. The party base is mainly centered on educated middle-class voters. In the European Parliament, Folkpartiet is a member of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party group. Последни парламентарни избори - 2006 г.
http://www.folkpartiet.se/

Parliamentary groupChristian Democrats
Deputies24
Information for the partyThe Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna or KD) is a political party in Sweden. The party was founded in the 1960s but did not enter parliament until 1985 in an electoral alliance with the Centre Party and on their own accord in 1991. The leader since April 3 2004 is Göran Hägglund. He succeeded Alf Svensson, who had been the party's leader since 1973.
Ideologically it is a Nordic Christian Democrat party, having a big part of their voter base among those who belong to free churches - Methodists, Baptists, etc. They seek better ethical practices in government and the teaching of traditional values in the schools. They also want to improve care for the elderly and have an extensive family policy program.
The party has one representative in the European parliament and it is a member of the European people’s party. The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.
http://www.kristdemokraterna.se/

Parliamentary groupLeft Party
Deputies22
Information for the partyThe Left Party or (Vänsterpartiet or V) is a political party in Sweden. The Left Party, formerly the Communist Party, is today a party which expresses some of the traditional values of the social democrats but with a more radical view. In welfare issues they oppose Privatization, they are more focused on the environment than other leftists, they oppose Swedish membership in the European Union and are a proponent of feminist and egalitarian politics. Their voter base consists mainly of the younger generation, public sector employees, journalists, and former social democrats.
Vänsterpartiet is in coalition rule, since 1996, together with the Social democrats and The greens in the Swedish parliament and in many of Sweden's counties and municipalities.
The left party has 2 members of the European parliament, where is a part of the
Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left. The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.

http://www.vansterpartiet.se/

Parliamentary groupGreen Party
Deputies19
Information for the partyThe Green Party (Miljöpartiet de Gröna), with its roots in environmental, anti-nuclear, women´s rights and peace movements, was formed in 1981. In 1988 the Green Party was elected to the Riksdag, but lost its place in 1991. It was re-elected to the Riksdag in 1994. The Green Party is an environmentalist party that attracts young people. The party takes a strong stand against membership in the European Union and wants a new referendum on the issue. The Greens support a phasing-out of nuclear energy in Sweden and hope to replace it with alternative, environmentally friendly energy sources.
At the European level the Green party is a member of the parliamentary group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. It has one MEP. The latest parliamentary elections were held in 2006.

http://www.mp.se/



unicameral parliament
faction: 349
Chaiperson:


factionSocial Democratic Labour Party of Sweden
senators0
factionModerate Coalition Party
senators0
factionCentre Party
senators0
factionFolkpartiet Liberalerna
senators0
factionChristian Democrats
senators0
factionLeft Party
senators0
factionGreen Party
senators0