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The Riksdag this summer

During the summer, the members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities. Throughout the summer they also have the opportunity to address written questions to government ministers. 

To see when the meetings of the Committees and the Committee on EU Affairs are taking place during the summer, see the calendar. Interpellation debates will take place on 20 August, 29 August and 5 September. The 2024/25 Riksdag session will open on 10 September.

The Riksdag Library will be closed between 1 July and 13 August. There are guided tours of the Riksdag in Swedish and English Monday to Friday during the summer. The scheduled times for these guided tours are available in the calendar.


Latest news

  • Parliamentary NATO summit

    On 8–9 July, a parliamentary summit will take place in Washington, USA. From the Riksdag, Karin Enström (Moderate Party), Chair of the delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, will be participating.

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Elections to the European Parliament 2024

Elections to the European Parliament took place at the beginning of June. In Sweden, the elections took place on 9 June. Citizens in Sweden elected the people who will represent them during the coming five years.

Elections to the European Parliament 2024

The parties in the Riksdag and number of members

The Riksdag has 349 members who are elected every four years. Eight political parties are represented in the Riksdag during the 2022–2026 electoral period.

There are currently two members of the Riksdag without party designation. The members have left their parties since the 2022 elections.

  1. 106

    The Social Democratic Party
  2. 72

    The Sweden Democrats
  3. 68

    The Moderate Party
  4. 24

    The Left Party
  5. 24

    The Centre Party
  6. 19

    The Christian Democrats
  7. 18

    The Green Party
  8. 16

    The Liberal Party

How the Riksdag works

The Riksdag’s five main tasks

The Riksdag is the highest decision-making assembly in Sweden. The Riksdag’s tasks include making laws and determining the central government budget. It also examines how the Government performs its duties.

Makes laws

One of the Riksdag’s most important tasks is to make laws. Proposals for new laws, or amendments to existing laws, normally come from the Government in the form of a government bill. However, proposals can also come from one or several members of the Riksdag.

Makes laws

Illustration of the book of statutes and a gavel.
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration
Illustration. People visiting the Riksdag.
Illustration: The Riksdag Administration

Welcome to the Riksdag

There are many ways of visiting the Riksdag. Guided tours of the Riksdag are available all the year round. Tours in English are available at noon and 1.30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. School classes and other groups can also book study visits in advance.

All debates in the Chamber and public hearings are open to the public.

Visit the Riksdag

The Speaker Andreas Norlén in the Chamber. He is sitting at his seat and strikes the desk with the gavel.
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Speaker

The Speaker is the Riksdag's principal representative, and as such directs and organises the Riksdag's work procedures. Andreas Norlén (Moderate Party) has been the Speaker of the Riksdag since 2018.   

The East Wing of the Riksdag aerial photo
Photo: The Riksdag Administration

Explore the Riksdag – a virtual guided tour

Join us on an exciting journey through the Riksdag and watch videos on everything from the introduction of universal suffrage to the organisation of the work of the Riksdag. Get a 360° view of the Chamber, the assembly room of the Committee on Finance and other key locations, and take a guided tour behind the scenes of the Riksdag.

Explore the Riksdag (opens in new window)

Overview of the Chamber with the tapestry Memory of a landscape by Elisabet Hasselberg Olsson in focus.
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand


All debates from the Chamber are broadcast live via the Riksdag webcast service. A few of them are also interpreted into English.

Webcasts in English