Swedish general election, 2006

  • V: 22
  • S: 130
  • MP: 19
  • C: 29
  • FP: 28
  • KD: 24
  • M: 97

The election to the Swedish Parliament in 2006 took place on 17 September 2006.

Before the election, the Social Democrats ruled as a minority government. They worked together with the Greens and the Left Party. The Social Democrats rule since 1994 and led, with a few exceptions, all the governments of Sweden since the 1930s.

Candidates for the office of prime minister was a Social Democrat and since 1996 Acting Prime Minister Göran Persson and Fredrik Reinfeldt as the leading candidate of the bourgeois Alliance for Sweden ( Conservative, Christian, liberal Folkpartiet center and nutrition ).

For the election, the country was divided into 29 electoral districts. 310 of the 349 seats were awarded for each electoral district by proportional representation and the remaining 39 seats are distributed according to the national result. To move to the Reichstag in Stockholm, had a party of at least four percent of the vote achieved at national level or reach twelve percent in one of the electoral districts.


Election result

After the counting of almost all the votes showed a narrow lead for a change of power, Fredrik Reinfeldt said on election night the winner. Prime Minister Persson admitted defeat and went back in March 2007 as chairman of the Social Democrats. New party leader Mona Sahlin was. The previous opposition won after the official election result a majority of seven votes in the new Reichstag. Having Then were the co-operating in the Alliance for Sweden bourgeois parties on 5 October 2006 a government with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.