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General elections, results

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2014-11-19 9.30

In the general elections 2014 the electoral participation continued to increase, as well as the percentage of those who voted prior to election day.

85.8 percent of those entitled to vote in the election to the Riskdag also voted in the election. The corresponding percentages in the elections to County Councils and Municipal Councils were 82.4 and 82.8 percent. This means that the electoral participation continued to increase in all three election types in three consecutive elections.

The percentage of those entitled to vote who chose to vote prior to election day also increased. Nearly 2.7 million people voted prior to the election day, which corresponds to 42 percent of those who voted in the election to the Riksdag. The corresponding percentage in the election to the Riksdag in 2010 was 39 percent while in the 2006 election it was 32 percent.

Electoral participation 1973–2014 by election type. In percent

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Electoral participation in the Riksdag election increased in 279 of 290 municipalities compared to the 2006 election. The increase in electoral participation was largest in Årjäng by 5.3 percentage points and the decrease was largest in Södertälje with 1.6 percentage points.

Electoral participation in the election to the Riksdag was highest in Lomma municipality, where election participation was over 92.9 percent. The lowest electoral participation was in the municipality of Haparanda where 70.4 percent of those entitled chose to participate, which gives a difference of more than 22 percentage points between the highest and lowest participation rate.

If comparing even smaller geographical units such as electoral districts, event larger differences between the participation rates are noted. In the electoral district 137 Södra Kungsängen in Uppsala municipality the electoral participation was almost double the electoral participation in the district Östra Hermodsdal-Gullviksborg in Malmö municipality – 94.9 percent compared to 48.2 percent.

Election results

There were not any big differences between the aggregated election results for the three different election types that were held the same election day. The Social Democrats, the Moderates and the Sweden Democrats became the three biggest parties in the election to the Riksdag, County Council elections and Municipal Council elections. The Moderates and the Sweden Democrats had better results in the election to the Riksdag while the Social Democrats were strongest in the County Council elections. Looking more closely at the results of the Municipal Council election by municipality, the results of the different parties vary greatly.

Election results in the general elections 2014 by election type and party. In percent

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Election results in Municipal Council Elections 2014 by party

Municipal Council Election 2010 and 2014: Best results and biggest change between 2010 and 2014. In percent and percentage points

Party

Best results
2014
(In percent)

Best results
2010
(In percent)

Biggest
increase
(percentage
points)

Biggest
decrease
(percentage
points)

MVellinge (48.1)Lomma (51.9)Berg (+6.2)Hörby (-20.0)
CMönsterås (40.7)Mönsterås (40.4)Nordmaling (+16.7)Sunne (-15.1)
FPSkinnskatteberg (29.9)Skinnskatteberg (30.7)Oskarshamn (+4.9)Lysekil (-14.8)
KDMarkaryd (44.9)Markaryd (44.7)Årjäng (+8.9)Vadstena (-4.9)
MPStockholm (14.3)Kalix (16.6)Gällivare (+7.8)Kalix (-6.5)
SMunkfors (57.5)Smedjebacken (59.4)Fagersta (+14.4)Dorotea (-25.8)
VDegerfors (41.9)Fagersta (55.6)Arjeplog (+11.5)Fagersta (-26.2)
SDÖrkelljunga (23.9)Bjuv (19.2)Ljusnarsberg (+18.0)Bjuv (-6.4)

Municipal Council Election 2010 and 2014: Number of municipalities in which the party received seats in the council

Party20142010Change
M2832821
C2832794
FP261276-15
KD234252-18
MP258261-3
S2902900
V2662597
SD28524639

Definitions and explanations

The percentage of those who voted prior to the election day is based on the assumption that all those who voted prior to the election day voted in the election to the Riksdag. 

Next publishing will be

Next statistical news 2015-03-17 09.30 will be about the nominated and elected candidates as well as more detailed information about those entitled to vote.

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