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  Riksdag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Riksdag or Sveriges Riksdag is the Parliament of Sweden.
Under the new Instrument of Government (one of the four fundamental laws of the Constitution) enacted in 1974, that task was removed from the Monarch of Sweden and given to the Speaker of the Riksdag.
Riksdag is the direct Swedish equivalent of the German Reichstag.
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 Encyclopedia article: Riksdag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Riksdag is also the Swedish name of the Parliament of Finland (additional info and facts about Parliament of Finland).
The Riksdag or Sveriges Riksdag is the Parliament (A legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Great Britain)) of Sweden (A Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula).
Riksdag is the direct Swedish equivalent of the German Reichstag (additional info and facts about Reichstag).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ri/riksdag.htm   (1020 words)

 Sweden’s public sector - Sverige.se   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Riksdag is the country’s legislative assembly and is elected by the Swedish electorate every four years.
The Riksdag appoints a prime minister (statsminister), and the prime minister in turn appoints the government.
The Riksdag’s decisions are based on proposals either from the government (government bills) or members of parliament (private members’ motions).
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 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Sweden
The constitution was amended in 1978 to permit the first born royal child, whether male or female, to succeed to the throne; the measure went into effect in 1980.
In 1971 the Riksdag, formerly a bicameral (two-chamber) body, was changed to a unicameral legislature with 350 popularly elected members; the 1975 constitution reduced the number of members to 349 to prevent tie votes.
Members of the Riksdag are elected to terms of four years by the voters under a system of proportional representation.
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 IPEX - Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange: The Swedish Riksdag and the European Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Government is to inform the Riksdag of what is happening within the framework of EU cooperation continuously, and to submit a written report of the activities in the EU annually.
The Riksdag also scrutinises the Government via the Committee on the Constitution, which exercises control to ensure that the Government's actions are in line with legislation and decisions made by the Riksdag.
Under the Swedish Riksdag Act the Government is obliged to inform the Riksdag of all matters which are to be dealt with by the Council of Ministers.
www.ecprd.org /ipex/swe_more.asp   (1412 words)

 Citizen´s Guide:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main functions of the Riksdag, which has 349 members, are to pass new laws, to decide on matters relating to reforms, taxation and public finances and to comment on the Government's foreign policy.
A proposal put forward by a member of the Riksdag or a political party is known as a motion (private members' motions or party motions), while a proposal from the Government is called a bill.
One of the key responsibilities of the Riksdag is to scrutinise the work of the Government and the public administration.
www.samhallsguiden.riksdagen.se /fasta/central_administration.asp   (439 words)

 Riksdag, The Swedish Parliament
The Riksdag and is situated in Sweden's capitol Stockholm.
In the Riksdag of the four Estates each estate or “House” held their deliberations in separate chambers, had their own speakers, kept minutes of their meetings but conferred with each other from time to time.
In 1865 the mediaeval Riksdag of the Estates was abolished and replaced by a Bicameral Riksdag (two Chambers).
www.algonet.se /~hogman/riksdag_eng.htm   (1701 words)

 Louis Gerhard De Geer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From 1867 to 1878 he was the member for Stockholm in the first chamber in the New Riksdag, and introduced and passed many useful reformatory statutes.
His greatest achievement, as a statesman, was the reform of the Swedish representative system, whereby he substituted a bi-cameral elective parliament, on modern lines, for the existing cumbersome representation by estates, a survival from the later middle ages.
This great measure was accepted by the Riksdag in December 1865, and received the royal sanction on the June 22, 1866.
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 CHARLES XIV - Online Information article about CHARLES XIV
During the Riksdag of the same year, however, the premier, Themptauder, emphatically declared himself against the protectionist party, and while the parties in the Second Chamber were equal in number, the proposed tax on corn was rejected in the First Chamber.
October the extraordinary Riksdag was again assembled, and eventually approved of the The second arrangement come to by the delegates at Karlstad Extra- with regard to the dissolution of the union as well ordinary as the government proposal for the repeal of Riksdag.
During the five years 1884—1889 a committee was occupied with the question of workmen's insurance, and thrice the government made proposals for its settlement, on the last occasion adopting the principle of invalidity as a common basis for insurance against accidents, illness or old age.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CHA_CHR/CHARLES_XIV.html   (6269 words)

 Speaker of the Riksdag - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Speaker, or Talman, of the Riksdag is the chairman of the national parliament in Sweden.
The new Riksdag was created in 1867, when the old Riksdag of the Estates institution was abolished and included two chambers, each with its own speaker.
Since the intoduction of parliamentarism in the 1920s the Riksdag has properly functioned as the Parliament of Sweden.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Speaker_of_the_Riksdag   (133 words)

 Riksdagen - How the Riksdag works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All public power in Sweden proceeds from the people and the Riksdag is the foremost representative of the people.
Every four years, the people of Sweden choose 349 individuals to represent them in the Riksdag, which is the supreme decision-making assembly in our country.
The Riksdag appoints the Prime Minister on the basis of a proposal from the Speaker.
www.riksdagen.se /templates/R_Page____4469.aspx   (141 words)

 The FRR Government
Political power is loosely divided among the Elected Prince (the Riksförestandare), the Parliament (the Riksdag), and the individual rulers of worlds (the Världherren).
In addition to the Riksdag, there were Provincial Riksdags but due to the reduced state of the Republic the Riksdag convenes in Orestes.
This party consists of members of the Riksdag who oppose the Prince on principle or who were once Tyr members from the Lyran Half.
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 Scottish Office Publication
The Riksdag is the sole legislator, the old requirement that the most important legislation be approved by both the Riksdag and the government having been abandoned.
The Executive is appointed from the Riksdag and depends on the confidence of the Riksdag to continue in office.
The Council's advice is not binding on the Riksdag, and clearance by the Law Council does not preclude the possibility of the legislation later being set aside by judicial review for unconstitutionality.
www.scotland.gov.uk /government/devolution/cbsc1-03.asp?textonly=FALSE   (7580 words)

At the beginning of each session of the Riksdag, and afterwards as often as circumstances may require, the minister for foreign affairs shall present to the committee a statement of the general state of foreign affairs which may be of importance to the kingdom.
72 The Riksbank shall remain under the guarantee of the Riksdag, and shall be administered by the commissioners appointed for that purpose, in accordance with a law enacted by the King and the Riksdag jointly.
Everything that the Riksdag, after investigation, has approved or left unnoticed shall be considered as relieved from responsibility as regards the points examined, and no fresh investigation of the same matter shall be undertaken by another Riksdag for the purpose of fixing liability; nevertheless, notwithstanding the general supervision of the expenditure of public funds exercised.
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 Riksdag of the Estates Did You Mean Riksdag of the Estates
At the Riksdag in 1517 regent Sten Sture the Younger and the Privy Council pushed for the decision to depose archbishop Gustav Trolle, which started a chain of events that led to the Stockholm Bloodbath and eventually the dissolution of the Kalmar Union.
At the Riksdag in 1680 a large scale reduction (a return of lands to the Crown earlier granted to the nobility) was decided.
The Diet of Finland which was the successor to the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates in Finland, was dissolved in 1905.
www.did-you-mean.com /Riksdag_of_the_Estates.html   (513 words)

 Lyčių studijų centras
The large proportion of female members means that the Riksdag is the Parliament with the greatest level of gender equality worldwide.
In the early spring of 1995 the Speaker, Birgitta Dahl, invited seven female members of the Riksdag, one from each of the riksdag parties, to a meeting.
Within the framework of the Speaker’s network for women at the Riksdag, activities were launched in the shape of breakfast meetings and wide-ranging seminars for members and of.
www.moterys.lt /index.php?show_content_id=799   (1394 words)

 Elections in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For political parties that gain more than one percent of the votes cast in Riksdag elections, the state is responsible for placing ballot papers carrying their party denominations at the polling stations and post offices for Riksdag, county council and municipal assembly elections.
The ballot papers for the Riksdag election are counted first, followed by those for municipal assembly election and last by those for county council assembly election.
The Riksdag election is counted first, followed by the municipal assembly and finally the county council assembly elections.
www.val.se /allmant/elections_in_sweden.html   (6090 words)

 SWEDEN.SE - Monarchy in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 15th century this led to the establishment of a Riksdag (Parliament) consisting of representatives of the four estates: nobility, clergy, burghers and landowning farmers.
This was mainly due to the fact that after the reform of 1866, which meant the abolition of the old Estates Riksdag and the introduction of a bicameral assembly, the Riksdag became increasingly powerful and supported the Council vis-à-vis the King.
The limitation of franchise and the electoral qualifications laid down in the 1866 Riksdag Act meant that whereas the First Chamber was the forum for estate-owners, higher civil servants, and the wealthy merchants and industrialists of the towns, the self-owning farmers were in the majority in the Second Chamber.
www.sweden.se /templates/FactSheet____3119.asp   (4092 words)

 General Auditing chamber Sudan
There it is maintained that the Riksrevisionen is an agency under the Riksdag whose function is to audit the activities carried out by the State.
An Auditor General can only be discharged from the office by the Riksdag if she or he ”no longer fulfils the requirements for the office or has been guilty of gross neglect”.
Except in the case of agencies under the Riksdag, these reports are also to be submitted to the Government.
www.nao.org.uk /intosai/edp/mandates/writeups/sweden.htm   (860 words)

 Countries of the World: Sweden: The Riksdag Act Chapter 1. Sessions@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
General elections to the Riksdag shall be held in September.
After an election to the Riksdag, the Riksdag shall convene in ordinary session on the date prescribed in the Instrument of Government, Chapter 3, Article 5.
The Riksdag shall convene in ordinary session on the first Tuesday in October each year in which a general election to the Riksdag is not held, unless...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28386506&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (215 words)

 Riksdag of the Estates - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Until its dissolution in 1866 the highest authority in Sweden next to the King was the Riksdag of the Estates or Ståndsriksdagen.
The modern Centre Party which grew out of the Swedish Farmers movement, sitting in the Parliament still today, could be construed as a modern representation with a traditional bond to the Estate of the Peasants.
The Constitution of Sweden from 1809 divided the powers of Government between the Bernadotte Kings and the Riksdag of the Estates, and after 1866 with the new Riksdag.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Riksdag_of_the_Estates   (245 words)

 The national level - the Riksdag and Government
To enter the Riksdag a party must have won at least four per cent of all votes in the parliamentary election or at least 12 per cent of the votes in a constituency.
Before the Riksdag votes on a proposed law, the matter is prepared in one of the Riksdag committees.
A majority of the members of the Riksdag must vote for a proposal for it to be approved.
www.sweden.gov.se /sb/d/2858/a/16192   (710 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Swedish govermental system- the works
The Riksdags main job is to decide laws and regulations, wich are then to be carried out by the goverment.
The members of the Riksdag are all members of one of the 7 political parties of the Riksdag, the more votes each party gets on the election day, the more places in the Riksdag can they fill, and the more places in the Riksdag, the more votes are cast in favour of their opinions.
The psitiveside of it is obvious enough, with majority of Socialdemokrates in the Riksdag there is a great chace that their proposals will go trough, of course there may be Socialdemokratic members of the Riksdag that doesn't agree with all the opinions of their party, although that is rare.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/getwriting/A927911   (3160 words)

 Riksdagen - The Riksdag and the EU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As Sweden is a member of the EU, it participates in, and is obliged to implement, the decisions taken by the various EU institutions.
The Government is obliged to inform the Riksdag of what is happening in cooperation between the EU member states.
The Riksdag's and Government's work with EU matters is conducted in various ways in the Chamber of the Riksdag, in the parliamentary committees and in the Committee on EU Affairs.
www.riksdagen.se /templates/R_Page____812.aspx?Media=Print   (330 words)

 The State Budget Procedure
The intense interest is due to the fact that it is on these occasions that the Governments economic and budget policy proposals are laid before the Riksdag.
When the Minister for Finance presents the Spring Fiscal Policy Bill or the Budget Bill to the Riksdag, this represents the culmination of a process that carries on at the Ministry of Finance and other ministries throughout the year.
The Riksdag takes decisions on the expenditure ceiling, expenditure area framework and central government revenues.
www.ud.se /sb/d/2855/m/wai   (518 words)

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