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The Riksdag this week, 8–14 April

Monday–Tuesday

A delegation from the Riksdag will participate in the Nordic Council theme session on the Faroe Islands.

Tuesday

  • Hearing in the Committee on the Constitution with Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström (Moderate Party)
  • Public meeting in the Committee on Foreign Affairs on the reform agenda for Swedish development assistance
  • Interpellation debates

Wednesday

Debates and decisions on proposals

Thursday

  • Hearing in the Committee on the Constitution with Minister for Education Mats Persson (Liberal Party) and Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch (Christian Democrats)
  • Debates and decisions on proposals
  • Question-and-answer session

Friday

Interpellation debates

Saturday–Sunday

Guided tours of the Riksdag in Swedish and in English

 

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Elections to the European Parliament 2024

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

Elections to the European Parliament 2024

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The Instrument of Government – 50 years

All public power in Sweden proceeds from the people and the Riksdag is the foremost representative of the people. This is stated in the Instrument of Government – the fundamental law setting out the basic principles of our democracy. The current Instrument of Government was adopted by the Riksdag on 6 March 1974. 

The Instrument of Government – 50 years

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Culture Night at the Riksdag 2024

The Riksdag will participate in Stockholm Culture Night on Saturday 20 April between 18 and 24. You can learn more about the work of the Riksdag by taking part in a guided tour, visiting the public gallery of the Chamber and our democracy hub, and attending various seminars and activities in the Riksdag Library.

Culture Night at the Riksdag 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.
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Illustration. People visiting the Riksdag.
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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
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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

Webcasts

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