Opening of the Riksdag session 2022

The opening of the Riksdag session will take place on 27 September. The ceremony marks the start of the 2022/23 parliamentary year, and can be followed on the Riksdag website and social media channels. On this page you can read about everything that is happening during the opening of the Riksdag session 2022. The new Riksdag will meet for the first time at a roll-call on 26 September.

 

Bild med texten Riksmötets öppnande 2022 som föreställer skulpturen

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The first five women in the Riksdag

This year, the opening of the Riksdag session will be highlighting the centenary of the breakthrough of democracy in Sweden with universal and equal suffrage, and in particular how the first five women entered the Riksdag.

When the Riksdag opened on 10 January 1922, five women took their seats as members of parliament. Kerstin Hesselgren, Elisabeth Tamm, Agda Östlund, Bertha Wellin and Nelly Thüring made history as Sweden’s first five female members of the Riksdag.

The image shows the work Come As You Are!, portraying these five women. Two modern-day women bear the pioneers on a tray on a footpath leading to the Riksdag. The artist is called Astrid Göransson, and the bronze sculpture was inaugurated on 15 June 2022.

Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session 2022

1 p.m. The webcast from the opening of the Riksdag session starts. The guests arrive at Riksplan.

2 p.m. The opening ceremony starts. At the request of the Speaker, H.M. The King declares the 2022/23 Riksdag session open.

The programme in the Chamber will also include musical performances by Susanna Stern and Adolf Fredrik's flickkör as well as musicians from Marinens Musikkår.  

Participate remotely

You can follow the opening of the Riksdag session via the Riksdag webcast service and the Riksdag's other social media channels. Via this page you can watch the webcast from the opening live and on demand and watch various videos, for example, about our democracy celebrations and the opening of the Riksdag session today and in the past.

The opening via Sveriges riksdag on social media:
Sveriges riksdag on Instagram
Sveriges riksdag on Twitter
Sveriges riksdag on Youtube

Webcasts

The webcast from the opening of the Riksdag session starts at 1 p.m. The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be interpreted into English and sign language from 2 p.m.

Information to the media about the opening of the Riksdag session 2022

The ceremony for the opening of the Riksdag session will start at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 27 September. Here you will find practical information for journalists and photographers wishing to cover the ceremony.

Information to the media about the opening of the Riksdag session 2022

Roll-call on 26 September

The new Riksdag will meet for the first time at a roll-call on Monday 26 September at 11 a.m. After that, the Riksdag will elect a Speaker and Deputy Speakers for the 2022–2026 electoral period.