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  Sweden - MSN Encarta
Sweden weathered the world economic slump of 1974 and 1975 well, but it was troubled by growing inflation and foreign debt and by large annual budget deficits.
The elections were notable also for the strong showing of women; the number of seats held by women increased from 116 to 143, or 41 percent of the Riksdag.
Sweden’s EU application sharply divided the Swedish public; many Swedes voiced concern that membership in the organization—including participation in a common foreign and security policy—would compromise the country’s traditional neutrality and sovereignty.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563138_12/Sweden.html   (1235 words)

 sociology - Sweden
Sweden as a name was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, the land of the Suiones.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
In underground circles, Sweden is known for a large number of death metal and fl metal acts, often viewed as pioneering or at the forefront of the scene.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Sweden   (2571 words)

 Parliament of Sweden
The Swedish Riksdag or Sveriges Riksdag is the Parliament of Sweden.
Under the new Instrument of Government (constitution) enacted in 1974, that role was removed from the King of Sweden and given to the Speaker of Parliament.
As in Germany, a percentage threshhold is applied for parties contesting elections, with a minimum of 4 percent support nationally required for membership of Parliament.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/sw/Swedish_law.html   (669 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet / Recursos Electorales en la Internet
The results of legislative elections held in Sweden from 1973 to 2006, as well as an overview of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Swedish legislature are available in Elections to the Swedish Riksdag.
The results of legislative elections held in Norway from 1985 to 2005, as well as a description of the proportional representation system used to choose members of the Norwegian legislature are available in Elections to the Norwegian Storting.
Elections to the New Zealand House of Representatives and Elections to the German Bundestag describe the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) representation system used in both countries, with results of parliamentary elections held in New Zealand from 1996 to 2005 and in Germany from 1972 to 2005.
www.electionresources.org   (1562 words)

 Elections in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Ordinary general elections are held in Sweden every four years to elect a new Riksdag, which is the Swedish parliament.
Elections are held on the third Sunday of September every four years.
Elections for the European Parliament held in Sweden.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/e/el/elections_in_sweden.html   (325 words)

 TCS Daily - Sweden Has Learned From Its Own Lesson
Sweden is a prime example of a country that has flourished thanks to a free economy.
In sum, Sweden became internationally known as the country that went from rags to riches with the second highest growth rate in the world between 1890 and 1950.
Sweden has decreased the size of the labour force more than any other European country during the last 15 years, shuffling away hundreds of thousands of people from being called "unemployed" to "early retired".
www.tcsdaily.com /article.aspx?id=092106A   (1165 words)

Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones tribe lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
Sweden is known for having an even distribution of income, with a Gini coefficient at 0.21 in 2001 (one of the most even income distributions in the industrialized world).
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines, spruces and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
www.reboom.com /article/Sweden.html   (4758 words)

 Eupedia : Sweden Guide - Interesting facts about Sweden
Sweden is the 3rd largest EU country in land area, after France and Spain.
Sweden is the homeland of the Germanic ethnicity and culture.
Sweden is set to become the first country in the world to phase out petrol for biofuel.
www.eupedia.com /sweden/trivia.shtml   (772 words)

 Sweden: Counting Ballots — ACE Electoral Knowledge Network
The ballots, voters' register, and reports are delivered to the local election committee, and from there, to the state county administration for the recount.
The local election committees are responsible for "late" absentee votes (that have not been sent to the polling stations), and mail-in votes.
The election materials are delivered to the State County Administration for a recount immediately after the count is finished.
aceproject.org /ace-en/topics/vc/vcy/vcy_se   (933 words)

 EURSOC: Centre-Right Wins In Sweden
Sweden's centre-right coalition has defeated the ruling Social Democratic party in what has been the countries narrowest (and toughest-fought) election for decades.
But Sweden is one of the healthiest counties in the world - and it has the world's highest level of sick leave.
Free market writer Johan Norberg said in an interview that Sweden's welfare state "was built on specific preconditions: wealth, a strong work ethic, a sense of trust in a homogenous society, and an aversion to living on welfare.
eursoc.com /news/fullstory.php/aid/1106/Centre-Right_Wins_In_Sweden.html   (626 words)

 Western Resistance: Sweden: Center Party Wants More Immigration.
The campaign for this election has of course been long under way and as Sweden is in heavy competition with Canada in the attempt to become The Moral Superpower of the world.
Though Sweden is already very lax when it comes to immigration, granting 62,463 persons residence permits last year (see statistics at the Swedish Immigration Office just linked before).
In Sweden, it might be worth adding, some would claim that the de facto unemployment rate is more like between 20-25 % than the official made up numbers, 500000 thousand young people (40 and below) alone being on a pre pension.
www.westernresistance.com /blog/archives/002500.html   (402 words)

 SNS - The Democratic Audit of Sweden
The aim of the Democratic Audit is to actively contribute to a constructive, objective debate on the basic preconditions for democracy by means of a wider discussion of the concepts, analyses and the political science research on democracy.
Media and elections in Sweden is the subject of the 2006 report.
Sweden lacks a public space for the discussion of European issues and that the reform which allowed voting for individual candidates was little better than a half-measure and one that failed.
www.const.sns.se /dr/english   (797 words)

 Elections in Sweden
After four years of right-wing politics under the Social Democratic government, the election in Sweden on September 20th gave a clear reaction from the working class and employees.
Sweden today experiences real poverty in growing sectors of the working class, among unemployed and sectors of young people.
The dominant position of Social-Democracy among the workers and public sector employees is gradually eroding, and this election might be a turning point in that respect.
www.northstarcompass.org /nsc9810/sweden.htm   (1392 words)

 Election Resources on the Internet: Elections to the Swedish Riksdag
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Sweden, the Riksdag, is composed of 349 members directly elected by universal adult suffrage for a maximum term of four years.
In the 1994 general election, Ingvar Carlsson led the party to a decisive victory and subsequently formed a minority government.
For the 2006 general election, the Moderates, the Liberals, the Christian Democrats and the Center Party agreed to run on a common platform, and formed the Alliance for Sweden to challenge the political dominance of the Social Democrats, who have been in power for all but nine of the past seventy years.
www.electionresources.org /se   (1787 words)

 Politics of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Election turnout in Sweden has always been high in international comparisons, although it has declined in recent decades, and is currently around 82 percent (81.99 in Sweden general election, 2006).
Sweden was the first western nation to detect unusually high radiation levels in the atmosphere, which later was confirmed to have been the residual nuclear fallout from the Chernobyl accident.
Sweden is also very active in international peace efforts, especially through the United Nations, and in support to the Third World.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Sweden   (1287 words)

 Government of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system.
Election results: Göran Persson is elected Prime Minister forming a Democrat minority government.
After the general elections 2002 the Social Democrat Government continues to on the Left Party and the Green to achieve a majority in Parliament.
www.freeglossary.com /Government_of_Sweden   (739 words)

 Socialism Today - Sweden's social democrats lose
The elections also delivered a serious warning in the form of sweeping local gains for the racist Sweden Democrats, which won seats in almost 80 local councils and three regional parliaments.
In this election, the Moderates campaigned on the theme, ‘a change of government but no change of policy’, with Reinfeldt promising to spend at least as much on education, health and social services as the social democrats.
In previous elections, the social democrats gained ground in the final weeks of the campaign as fear of regime change mobilised even critical voters behind the traditional ruling party.
www.socialismtoday.org /104/sweden.html   (1428 words)

 Journalist Ingemar Lönnbom, Sweden
But in most cases they try to be impartial, to play their part in the game of democracy, and that part is often to put difficult questions to all politicians, also the ones they in their heart agrees with.
For the first time it was possible for the voter to favour a certain politician by writing a cross by his or her name on the ballot.
We have elections for the parliament in Stockholm "riksdag", for the regional "landsting" and for the local "kommun".
www.galatea.nu /epresent.html   (3634 words)

 Swedish Elections: The Pirate Party Sails On | TorrentFreak
It was if though the parliamentary parties and the media outlets of Sweden decided to boycott all the parties that didn’t already have seats in the parliament.
Sweden is a country with high percentage of active voters - at peak years, close to 90% of the voters place their ballots.
In the municipality of Stockholm, the Green Party, being the smallest of the parties in the ruling red-green coalition, is seen as the winner.
torrentfreak.com /swedish-elections-the-pirate-party-sails-on   (1401 words)

 Board of Elections | Monroe County, NY
The Board of Elections Department of Monroe County is responsible for administering all aspects of elections in Monroe County to maintain and facilitate participation in a democratic system of government.
The board of elections canvasses the returns of the primary elections as early as possible within nine days from the day upon which the primary election is held.
Election District Maps The Board of Elections is now able to provide voters and the community with high quality, full color maps.
www.monroecounty.gov /elections-index.php   (943 words)

 Sweden: Scandals deepen anti-establishment mood
A paradox of these elections is that despite strong growth in the Swedish economy of 4 per cent this year, the social democratic finance minister insists there is no room for ”major reforms”.
Unlike the last election, the party’s election manifesto contains few new promises and even these are conditional on the economy continuing to enjoy strong growth.
All elections in Sweden – national, regional and local – are on the same day, every fourth year.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2006/09/12sweden.html   (1494 words)

 Swedish Muslims Want Separate Laws | The Brussels Journal
As in other European countries, the Muslim vote may be the decisive element in the elections by tipping the balance.
In Sweden we have fought for a long time to achieve gender-neutral laws, and to propose that certain groups should not be treated like others is completely unacceptable,” he said.
Sweden was the only non-occupied country that applied also the Nazi Nuremberg rules acoording to recent research.
www.brusselsjournal.com /node/1039   (1704 words)

 General elections, results - Statistics Sweden
The results regarding elections to the Riksdag are presented for the whole country, for constituencies, for municipalities and for electoral districts.
The results regarding elections to county councils are presented for the whole country, for county councils, for constituencies (regarding county councils), for municipalities and for electoral districts.
The results regarding elections to municipal councils are presented for the whole country, for counties, for municipalities, for constituencies (regarding municipalities) and for electoral districts.
www.scb.se /templates/Product____12277.asp   (201 words)

 1994 Elections in Sweden and Germany
Herzog's election, by a slender margin (only 696 votes of 1,320 possible), proved to be a good -- and accurate -- omen for Helmut Kohl's chances in the October general election.
The Moderates held their own in the election, retaining the 80 seats they had won in 1991, but the Liberal, Center, and Christian Democratic parties lost 7, 4 and 11 seats, respectively.
This article is from his profiles of Sweden and Germany in The Almanac of European Politics 1995 (Congressional Quarterly, 1995), a guide to political activities in nineteen European democracies.
www.fairvote.org /reports/1995/chp7/cossolotto.html   (1079 words)

 Sweden: After the elections
The Centre Party left the talks with the Greens and the Liberals because the parties could not agree on cuts worth 70 billion SEK (€7.8 billion), which were needed to pay for their programme of for example tax cuts for the rich.
Even in the election campaign, they were relying on their passive, secret, supporters, and did not organise so many public acitivities.
In Sweden, the pressure has forced Kommunal to decide to rip up the old wage deal, although other Social Democratic union leaders are being mobilised to try to stop them.
www.socialistworld.net /eng/2002/11/02sweden.html   (3348 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. Election 2004 — America Votes | PBS
In the 1964 presidential elections 69.3 percent of the voting age population cast a ballot.
During the midterm election in 1998, only 36.4 percent of the voting age population made it to the polls...
States will receive federal funds for each of these purposes, and will receive general funds "to improve the administration of elections." However, to be eligible for such funds, each state must design a plan, pass enabling legislation, and devote a small amount of state funds to HAVA implementation.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/votestats.html   (885 words)

 The Local - How Sweden's election works
We will also report results from local elections in Sweden’s main cities as they come in, as well as the result from the referendum on the Stockholm congestion charge.
Sweden’s electoral system is based on proportional representation — so the percentage of votes won by each party across the country is intended to be reflected in the composition of the 349-seat Riksdag.
These are counted by Wednesday, and the Swedish Election Authority sends a memo containing the results to the parliamentary election council, which is responsible for trying disputes arising from elections.
www.thelocal.se /article.php?ID=4899&date=20060915   (1635 words)

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