The Swedish Parliamentary Election of 2010

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Triggered by the end of the four-year parliamentary
term, an election to the unicameral Swedish parliament,
the Riksdag, was held on 19 September 2010. The fourparty
non-socialist ‘Alliance’ coalition lost its outright
majority but increased its advantage over the centre-left
opposition parties and stayed in office. The Moderate
Party improved on its 2006 result, and nearly overtook the
Social Democrats as the country’’s biggest party. The
number of parliamentary parties increased from seven to
eight, with the entry of the immigration-critical Sweden
Democrats. Turnout continued its recent upward trend,
reaching 84.6%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-587
Number of pages4
JournalElectoral Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2011


  • Elections
  • Sweden


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