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Parliamentary Elections

Electoral system

Latest elections

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's centre-right coalition (the Alliance, consisting of M, C, FP and KD) won 173 seats in a definitive recount issued by the election commission on Thursday 23 September 2010, versus the 172 announced on election night (19 September), but fell short of the 175 seats needed for a majority.

The Alliance bloc beat the Social Democrat-led opposition (SAP, MP and VP) by a wide margin, but lost its majority because the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, shunned by both blocs, won their first seats in parliament. Reinfeldt has said he will reach out to the opposition Green Party for support, but the Greens have said their voters would not approve of such a link, meaning the centre-right will probably need to cobble together majorities bill by bill.

Fewer than 2,000 votes separated Reinfeldt's coalition and the total of all other parliamentary parties, the final tally showed.

Election results 1991-2010, main parties

Distribution of votes, Moderate Party. NUTS 3.

Sources

Inter-Parliamentary Union, PARLINE database on national parliaments

Election Authority´s website (Valmyndigheten): www.val.se