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The Lesser Coat of Arms of the Realm is one of two official Coats of Arms of Sweden Blazon: Azure, with three coronets or, ordered two above one. This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Politics of Sweden takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Sweden is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ...






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Since the introduction of parliamentarism in Sweden six referenda have been held. The Swedish Constitution (1974) provides for binding referenda. However none of the referenda held have been binding but rather of an advisory and consultative nature and not formally binding on the Riksdag. The latest referendum on Adopting the Euro was held on September 14, 2003. The referendum on joining the European Union was held on November 13, 1994. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus) (born April 30, 1946, at Haga Palace, Solna, Uppland), is the head of state of the Kingdom of Sweden. ... The parliament building from outside. ... The Speaker, or Talman, of the Riksdag is the chairman of the national parliament in Sweden. ... Per Westerberg Per Erik Gunnar Westerberg (born 2 August 1951) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician and as of 2006 the current Speaker of the Riksdag. ... [edit] Members who have resigned Categories: | | ... The government of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... The Prime Minister or statsminister (minister of state) is the head of Government in Sweden. ... John Fredrik Reinfeldt (IPA: ) (born August 4, 1965 in Österhaninge) is the current Prime Minister of Sweden and leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party (Swedish: ). A native of Stockholm County, Reinfeldt joined the Moderate Youth League in 1983, and by 1992 had risen to the rank of chairperson of... The Government agencies in Sweden are state controlled organizations who act independently to carry out the policies of the Swedish Government. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... A County Administrative Board is a Government appointed board of a County in Sweden. ... The Swedish Counties were run by Governors, appointed by the Swedish monarch, since their establishment in 1634. ... A County Council, or Landsting, is an elected assembly of a County in Sweden. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... The Sami Parliament is a representative body for peoples of Sami heritage in several Scandinavian countries. ... Elections in Sweden gives information on election and election results in Sweden. ... A general election was held in Sweden on September 17, 2006 to elect members to the Riksdag. ... Political parties in Sweden lists political parties in Sweden. ... The foreign policy of Sweden is based on the premise that national security is best served by staying free of alliances in peacetime in order to remain a neutral country in the event of war. ... The European Union or EU is a supranational and international organization of 27 member states. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... A parliamentary system, or parliamentarism, is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of the parliament, often expressed through a vote of confidence. ... Ballots of the Argentine plebiscite of 1984 on the border treaty with Chile A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... The Swedish Constitution consists of four fundamental laws (Swedish: grundlagar): The Instrument of Government (Regeringsformen, 1974) The Act of Succession (Successionsordningen 1810) The Freedom of the Press Act (Tryckfrihetsförordningen 1766) The Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (Yttrandefrihetsgrundlagen 1991) There is also a law on the working order of... Riksdag is also the Swedish name of the Parliament of Finland. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...

Year Referendum Participation Yes No Blank Result
2003 Adopting the Euro 82.6% 42.0% 55.9% 2.1% Reject
1994 Joining the European Union 83.3% 52.3% 46.8% 0.9% Approve
Year Referendum Participation Alt. 1 Alt. 2 Alt. 3 Blank Outcome
1980 Reliance on Nuclear Power 75.7% 18.9% 39.1% 38.7% 3.3% Alternative 2¹
1957 Tax Funded Pension System 72.4% 45.8% 15.0% 35.3% 3.9% Alternative 1
Year Referendum Participation Yes No Blank Result
1955 Changing from left- to right-hand traffic 53.0% 15.5% 82.9% 1.6% Reject²
1922 Swedish prohibition referendum, 1922 55.1% 49.1% 50.9% - Reject

¹ The outcome of the 1980 referendum has been highly debated, as none of the alternatives gained a majority. Alt 1 was a phase-out according to practical considerations, forbidding extension. Alt 2 was the same plus the principle of state-owned power plants and some other issues. Alt 3 was a phase-out within ten years. Parliament ultimately interpreted the result in favour of a phase-out to be completed in 2010 (a date never mentioned in the actual alternatives), although the programs for this have not since been followed.
² In 1963 Parliament anyway passed a government bill resulting in legislation that ordered a change from left-hand traffic. The changeover took place on September 3, 1967. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code EUR User(s) European Union; eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain; outside eurozone: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, Montenegro, Kosovo, French Guiana, Réunion, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... A nuclear power station. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... A pension is a steady income given to a person (usually after retirement). ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... For the film, see 2010: The Year We Make Contact. ... Dagen H logo Dagen H (H day) was the day, 3 September 1967, on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ...


See also

The Swedish Election Authority, or Valmyndigheten, is a Government Agency charged with organizing national elections and referenda in Sweden. ...

External links

  • Swedish Election Authority - Official site

 
 

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