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Survey of elected representatives in municipalities and county councils 2015:

Elected representatives are older and fewer in number

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden and Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions 2016-03-23 9.30

Elected representatives in municipalities and county councils are getting older, at the same time as the number of elected representatives has decreased.

The proportions of women, young persons and foreign born persons are underrepresented among politicians, compared to the population. This pattern is even clearer for heavier representative positions.

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