European Parliament election, 2009 (Sweden)

Sweden European Parliament election, 2009

7 June 2009

18 seats to the European Parliament (20 seats from December 2011)

The European Parliament election of 2009 in Sweden was held on 7 June 2009 and determined the makeup of the Swedish delegation to the European Parliament. The election was held using a modified form of the Sainte-Laguë method of party-list proportional representation using the entire country as a single electoral constituency. There is a threshold limit of 4 percent for Swedish elections to the European Parliament, so that any party not receiving at least four percent of the votes will not be allocated any seats.[1]

Sweden will be allocated 18 seats in the European parliament for this term, a reduction from the 19 they were allocated in the 2004 election. From December 2011 Sweden has 20 seats.[2]

The new Pirate Party polled at 7.1%, giving it one seat, and from December 2011 two seats after the Treaty of Lisbon.[2] The eurosceptic June List saw the biggest slump in support, falling nearly 11% and losing all 3 seats.

Turnout increased compared to the last election, from 37.9% to 45.5%.

Results

The final results were published by the Swedish Election Authority on 11 June 2009.[3] From December 2011, Pirateparty and Swedish Social Democratic Party have one more seats after Treaty of Lisbon.[4]

 Summary of the results of Sweden's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 2004 • 2009 • 2014 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/– Seats (post-Lisbon) +/–
Social Democratic (S) PES Marita Ulvskog 773,51324.410.15
5 / 18
0
6 / 20
1
Moderate (M) EPP Gunnar Hökmark 596,71018.830.58
4 / 18
0
4 / 20
0
Liberal People's (FP) ELDR Marit Paulsen 430,38513.583.72
3 / 18
1
3 / 20
0
Green (MP) EGP Carl Schlyter 349,11411.025.06
2 / 18
1
2 / 20
0
Pirate (PP) None Christian Engström 225,9157.13new
1 / 18
1
2 / 20
1
Left (V) NGLA Eva-Britt Svensson 179,2225.667.14
1 / 18
1
1 / 20
0
Centre (C) ELDR Lena Ek 173,4145.470.79
1 / 18
0
1 / 20
0
Christian Democrats (KD) EPP Ella Bohlin 148,1414.681.01
1 / 18
0
1 / 20
0
June List (JL) EUD Sören Wibe 112,3553.5510.92
0 / 18
3
0 / 20
0
Sweden Democrats (SD) None Sven-Olof Sällström 103,5733.272.14
0 / 18
0
0 / 20
0
Feminist Initiative None Gudrun Schyman 70,4342.22new
0 / 18
0
0 / 20
0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 5,7990.18
0 / 18
0
0 / 20
0
Valid votes 3,168,546 98.17
Blank and invalid votes 59,015 1.83
Totals 3,227,561 100.00
18 / 18
1
20 / 20
2
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,088,303 45.53 7.68
Source: Val.se

Notes

    Municipalities

    Municipalities in which European party groups received the most votes:

    Votes summary

    Popular vote
    Social Democratic
    24.41%
    Moderate
    18.83%
    Liberal People's
    13.58%
    Green
    11.02%
    Pirate
    7.13%
    Left
    5.66%
    Centre
    5.47%
    Christian Democrats
    4.68%
    June List
    3.55%
    Sweden Democrats
    3.27%
    Feminist Initiative
    2.22%
    Other parties
    0.18%

    Seats summary

    Parliamentary seats
    PES
    5(6)
    EPP–ED
    5
    ALDE
    4
    Greens/EFA
    3(4)
    GUE/NGL
    1

    Pre-election polls

    Party Last
    election
    29 April 2009
    DN / Synovate[5]
    8 May 2009
    Expressen / Demoskop[6]
    8 May 2009
    SvD / Sifo[7]
    15 May 2009
    TV4 Group / Novus[8]
    15 May 2009
    SvD / Sifo[9]
    20 May 2009
    DN / Synovate[10]
    21 May 2009
    Expressen / Demoskop[11]
    21 May 2009
    TV4 Group / Novus[12]
    21 May 2009
    Skop[13]
    22 May 2009
    SvD / Sifo[14]
    29 May 2009
    Expressen / Demoskop[15]
    27 May 2009
    TV4 Group / Novus[16]
    30 May 2009
    SvD / Sifo[17]
    3 June 2009
    TV4 Group / Novus[18]
    5 June 2009
    Sifo[19]
    5 June
    2009
    Synovate[19]
    5 June 2009
    Expressen / Demoskop[20]
    6 June 2009
    TV 4 / Novus[21]
      Social Democrats (s) 24.6% 29.2% 32% 35.25% 29.4% 32.6% 30.3% 35.9% 29.1% 30.5% 31.9% 30.8% 29.1% 31.7% 30.4% 27.9% 26.2% 27.9% 26.5%
      Moderate Party (m) 18.3% 29.7% 31% 27.59% 25.9% 25.6% 26.3% 24.1% 25.3% 27.9% 23.9% 26.0% 22.3% 22.6% 20.2% 21.3% 22.0% 25.8% 19.0%
      Centre Party (c) 6.3% 5.4% 5% 4.71% 5.9% 5.6% 5.7% 7.4% 4.8% 5.8% 5.5% 5.7% 5.0% 5.2% 5.5% 5.1% 6.2% 5.4% 5.9%
      Liberal People's Party (fp) 9.8% 9.0% 6% 6.80% 10.2% 7.7% 9.0% 5.5% 8.8% 8.1% 9.3% 8.1% 9.4% 10.1% 9.7% 11.4% 10.9% 10.7% 11.1%
      Christian Democrats (kd) 5.7% 5.2% 4% 3.95% 4.6% 4.5% 4.7% 3.4% 5.2% 5.1% 3.6% 4.3% 5.4% 3.1% 4.5% 4.4% 6.2% 5.2% 4.9%
      Left Party (v) 12.8% 5.8% 6% 5.28% 5.8% 4.3% 6.0% 5.6% 7.1% 6.0% 5.1% 5.6% 7.6% 6.5% 6.8% 6.0% 5.0% 5.4% 6.7%
      Green Party (mp) 5.9% 7.0% 6% 7.90% 6.7% 8.3% 9.1% 7.6% 8.7% 7.9% 9.2% 8.1% 10.8% 10.2% 10.5% 10.9% 11.0% 6.8% 10.2%
      June List (jl) 14.4% 1.3% 1% 1.68% 2.3% 2.1% 2.2% 1.2% 2.0% 1.5% 2.2% 1.1% 1.5% 1.9% 2.2% 1.7% 2.9% 1.5% 3.8%
      Pirate Party (pp) 5.1% 5% 3.38% 5.6% 5.5% 5.4% 7.9% 6.0% 4.0% 6.1% 8.2% 6.2% 6.0% 6.7% 8.2% 6.1% 8.8% 8.5%
      Feminist Initiative (fi) 1% 0.3% * 0.6% 0.6%
      Sweden Democrats (sd) 1.13% 2% 2.51% 3.1% 2.4% 1.1% 2.1% 2.2% 2.1% 1.6% 1.6% 2.3% 2.3% 1.8% 2.0%
     
      Government (m, c, fp, kd) 40.0% 49.3% 46% 43.05% 46.6% 43.5% 43.4% 40.4% 44.1% 46.9% 42.3% 44.1% 42.1% 41.0% 33.9% 42.2% 45.3% 47.1% 40.9%
      Opposition (s, v, mp) 43.4% 42.0% 44% 48.43% 41.9% 45.2% 45.4% 49.1% 44.9% 44.4% 46.2% 44.5% 47.5% 48.4% 47.7% 44.8% 42.2% 40.1% 43.4%
      Others (jl., pp, fi, sd) 15.5% 6.4% 9% 7.57% 11.0% 10.0% 7.6% 11.1% 10.1% 7.7% 10.4% 11.5% 9.3% 10.2% 11.2% 9.9% 9.0% 12.7% 14.3%

    * Based on delta of +0.3% in 29 May poll.

    See also

    References

    1. Swedish Election Authority: Counting of votes and thresholds Archived 12 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
    2. 1 2 Amelia Andersdotter
    3. "Val till Europaparlamentet – Röster" (in Swedish). Election Authority. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
    4. Members of the European Parliament for Sweden 2009–2014
    5. "Young voters may give Pirate Party EU mandate" (in Swedish). 29 April 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
    6. "The EU Election" (PDF) (in Swedish). 8 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
    7. "Grand Slam for S and M in EU Elections According to Sifo" (in Swedish). 8 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
    8. "Strong support for Pirate Party in EU Election" (in Swedish). 15 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
    9. "The EU Parliament 2009" (PDF) (in Swedish). 15 May 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2009.
    10. "One in Two Swedes Don't Know There's an Election in June" (in Swedish). 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
    11. "M Losing Support" (in Swedish). 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
    12. "Pirate Party on the way into the EU" (in Swedish). 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 May 2009.
    13. "Skop: S Biggest in Coming EU Election" (in Swedish). 22 May 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2009.
    14. "Many Uncertain Voters in Coming EU Election" (in Swedish). 23 May 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
    15. "Ameila, 21, on the Way to Brussels" (in Swedish). 29 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
    16. "MP Could Be Third Largest Party in EU" (in Swedish). 29 May 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
    17. "M Losing Ground in Coming EU Election" (in Swedish). 30 May 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
    18. "Novus results" (PDF) (in Swedish). 3 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
    19. 1 2 "Further Increases for Pirate Party" (in Swedish). 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
    20. "Pirate Party Continues to Grow, Now Fourth" (in Swedish). 5 June 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2009.
    21. "Novus results" (PDF) (in Swedish). 6 June 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2009.
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