Photo: Riksdagsförvaltningen

The new Riksdag after the election

A general election took place in Sweden on 9 September. It has now been established how the Riksdag's 349 seats shall be distributed among the eight parties after the 2018 general election. Of the members elected to the new Riksdag, 188 are men and 161 are women. The youngest member was born in 1996 and the oldest in 1933.

The votes are being counted

A general election took place in Sweden on Sunday 9 September. The votes are currently being counted again. A final result can be expected at the end of this week. You can see the preliminary election results on the Election Authority website.

The Riksdag building from above. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Riksdag after the election

After the election, the new Riksdag will meet on 24 September for a roll-call. The 2018/19 Riksdag session will open on 25 September.

The Riksdag building from above. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Riksdag until the election

Until the election, members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities. They also have the opportunity to address written questions to Government ministers. After the election, the new Riksdag will meet on 24 September for a roll-call. The 2018/19 Riksdag session will open on 25 September.

The Riksdag building from above. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The Riksdag until the election

Until the election, members of the Riksdag will continue their parliamentary business in their home communities. They also have the opportunity to address written questions to Government ministers. After the election, the new Riksdag will meet on 24 September for a roll-call. The 2018/19 Riksdag session will open on 25 September.

Människor promenerar på Riksbron vid Riksdagshuset Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Summer and weekend guided tours

During the summer (25 June–17 August) guided tours of the Riksdag will be held in English on weekdays: Monday to Friday 12 noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. From the middle of September until June, while the Riksdag is in session, guided tours for the general public are held on Saturdays and Sundays.

Police to be given powers to conduct more workplace inspections

The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal to give the Swedish Police Authority greater scope to conduct workplace inspections, in order to check that employers are not employing people without the right to remain or work in Sweden.

Plockade jordgubbar ligger i lådor i ett stort jordgubbsland. I bakgrunden syns jordgubbsplockare. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / TT

Non-EU/EEA citizens to be granted permits for seasonal work

Citizens of countries that are not members of the EU or EEA who have been offered employment as seasonal workers in Sweden are to be granted permits for seasonal work. The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and the member Kerstin Lundgren in the foreign policy debate in February 2017. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

Foreign policy debate

The foreign policy debate will be held in the Riksdag on Wednesday 14 February at 9 a.m. The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (Social Democratic Party) will introduce the debate with a presentation of the Government's Statement of Foreign Policy. The parties represented in the Riksdag then debate their view of foreign policy. The debate is divided into two parts. In the first part, one representative from each party participates. In the second half of the debate, the members who would like to speak are given the opportunity to take the floor. The first part of the debate will be interpreted into English and can be viewed via the Riksdag webcast service .

The state or any municipalities that breach the European Convention on Human Rights to compensate damages

The Tort Liability Act is to state that a person who, in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, has seen their rights abused by the state or a municipality should receive compensation for the damages caused. The state or municipality are to pay damages to the extent necessary to compensate the harm caused.

Man antecknar på ett papper. Han står framför ett öppet elskåp. Photo: Mostphotos

It should be possible to avoid revoking a residence permit

The Government has proposed amendments to the Aliens Act that would entail the Swedish Migration Board not having to revoke a temporary residence permit for work if the employer has remedied the shortcoming that otherwise would have led to a withdrawal.