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Riksdagen (Parliament)

The IPU data corresponds to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. For information about upper chambers, refer to Parline

Women in parliament
47.28%
of MPs are women
Youth in parliament
48.14%
of MPs are under 45
MPs' human rights
0
cases currently treated by the Committee on the Human Rights of MPs
  • Population 9.76 million people
  • Number of MPs 349 MPs
  • Legislature unicameral
  • Last election Sep 2018
  • IPU Membership
  • Common principles signatory
  • Website www.riksdagen.se
  • More data from Parline

This page contains the latest IPU news and data for this parliament. The percentage of women in parliament and the percentage of youth participation correspond to the lower chamber if the parliament is bicameral. The number of MP human rights cases corresponds to the latest decisions of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians.

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Women in Politics 2019 map

One in five ministers is a woman according to new IPU/UN Women Map

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Voices
Cecilia Widegren

VIDEO: Cecilia Widegren, Swedish MP, on challenges faced by the multilateral system

Cecilia Widegren, parliamentarian from Sweden, speaks about the challenges faced by the multilateral system and explains how parliaments can reinforce the public's confidence in international organizations. She was at the IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing, held from 21-22 February 2019. Watch the
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Press releases
youth

Youth representation in parliament nudges up according to new IPU report

The global proportion of MPs under 30 has increased in two years from 1.9 per cent to 2.2 per cent according to the IPU’s biannual report on Youth Participation in National Parliaments published today. Despite this increase, when compared with
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Voices
Ulrika Karlsson

VIDEO: International Day of Parliamentarism: Ulrika Karlsson, President, IPU Bureau of Women MPs and Swedish Parliamentarian

Ulrika Karlsson, President of the IPU Bureau of Women MPs, Ex Officio Member of the IPU Executive Committee and Swedish MP, talks about the importance of having more women in parliament in this video for the first International Day of
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