Sweden: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative
S SD M C V KD MP L

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Moderaterna

Moderate Party
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Moderaterna (Moderata samlingspartiet) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 68 seats.

The Moderates uphold conservative values and advocate for a market-oriented policy, lower taxes, and reduced government regulation. They emphasize individual responsibility and self-reliance.

Kristdemokraterna

Christian Democrats
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Government

Kristdemokraterna is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 19 MPs.

The Kristdemokraterna party is based on Christian core values and advocates for the right to life, traditional family values, and social justice. They emphasize the importance of ethics and morals in politics.

Liberalerna

Liberals
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Government

Liberalerna is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 16 MPs.

The Liberalerna advocate for individual freedoms and civil rights. They emphasize the importance of free-market economics, competition, and personal responsibility.

Socialdemokraterna

Swedish Social Democratic Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Opposition

Socialdemokraterna (Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 107 MPs.

The Socialdemokraterna party upholds social democratic values and advocates for social justice, equality, and the expansion of the welfare state. They emphasize the importance of solidarity and social security.

Sverigedemokraterna

Swedish Democrats
Right-wing
ECR
EU Parliament
Opposition

Sverigedemokraterna is a right-wing party and currently represented in parliament with 73 MPs.

The Sverigedemokraterna party holds nationalist and anti-immigration values. They advocate for a restrictive immigration policy and the strengthening of Swedish culture and identity.

Centerpartiet

Center Party
Liberal politics
RE
EU Parliament
Opposition

Centerpartiet is a liberal party that is currently represented in the parliament with 24 MPs.

The Centerpartiet advocates for the interests of rural communities, agriculture, and entrepreneurial freedom. They emphasize the importance of local self-governance and environmental protection.

Vänsterpartiet

Left Party
Left-wing
LEFT
EU Parliament
Opposition

Vänsterpartiet is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 24 seats.

The Vänsterpartiet party holds socialist values and advocates for comprehensive social security, income equality, and wealth redistribution. They emphasize the importance of social benefits and workers' rights.

Miljöpartiet

Green Party
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
Opposition

Miljöpartiet (Miljöpartiet de gröna) is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 18 seats.

The Miljöpartiet party advocates green values and supports environmental protection, climate action, and social justice. They emphasize the importance of sustainability and the need to reduce the ecological footprint.