Opening of the Riksdag session 2022

The opening of the Riksdag session took place on 27 September. The opening marks the start of the new parliamentary working year, the 2022/23 Riksdag session. The event was highlighted in our social media channels and may be watched on demand via the Riksdag webcast service. On this page you can read about everything that happened during the day.


From Riksplan

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand

The first five women in the Riksdag

This year, the opening of the Riksdag session will be highlighting the centenary of the breakthrough of democracy in Sweden with universal and equal suffrage, and in particular how the first five women entered the Riksdag.

When the Riksdag opened on 10 January 1922, five women took their seats as members of parliament. Kerstin Hesselgren, Elisabeth Tamm, Agda Östlund, Bertha Wellin and Nelly Thüring made history as Sweden’s first five female members of the Riksdag.

Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session 2022

1 p.m. The webcast from the opening of the Riksdag session starts. The guests arrive at Riksplan.

2 p.m. The opening ceremony starts. At the request of the Speaker, H.M. The King declares the 2022/23 Riksdag session open.

The programme in the Chamber will also include musical performances by Susanna Stern and Adolf Fredrik's flickkör as well as musicians from Marinens Musikkår.  

Programme for the opening of the Riksdag session 2022(pdf, 1 MB)

A concert was held in the evening in partnership with the Stockholm Concert Hall and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for members of the Riksdag and invited guests.

Webcast and social media

You can watch the webcast from the opening on demand and watch various videos, for example, about our democracy celebrations and the opening of the Riksdag session today and in the past.

The opening via Sveriges riksdag on social media:
Sveriges riksdag on Instagram
Sveriges riksdag on Twitter
Sveriges riksdag on Youtube