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General elections, nominated and elected candidates

Official statistics of Sweden

Upcoming publishing: 2023-02-27

The statistics present nominated, elected and not elected candidates in the Riksdag, county and municipal council elections. The statistics cover information on party affiliation, sex, age, income, education, country of birth and country of citizenship.

Statistical news

Fewer resignations from municipal councils during the electoral period 2018–2022


Resignations from municipal councils decreased by 1 percentage point during the last electoral period compared with the 2014-2018 electoral period. In particular, there were fewer resignations among women. The highest resignation rates were recorded in our three major cities. Regardless of the political assembly, resignations were most common among the Green Party’s elected candidates.

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Tables and graphs

Tables in the Statistical Database


Title Language Type Date
Elected by the people Swedish Report 2020-03-20
The representatives of democracy – a study about representativity and participation Swedish with elements of English Rapport 2016-04-06
Elected Representatives in Municipal Councils – A study of how they view their terms in office Swedish with elements of English Rapport 2013-02-19

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