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    Sweden Government - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/sweden/sweden_government.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
      conventional short form: Sweden
      local long form: Konungariket Sverige
      local short form: Sverige

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy

      Capital:
      Stockholm

      Administrative divisions:
      21 counties (lan, singular and plural); Blekinge, Dalarnas, Gavleborgs, Gotlands, Hallands, Jamtlands, Jonkopings, Kalmar, Kronobergs, Norrbottens, Orebro, Ostergotlands, Skane, Sodermanlands, Stockholms, Uppsala, Varmlands, Vasterbottens, Vasternorrlands, Vastmanlands, Vastra Gotalands

      Independence:
      6 June 1523 (Gustav VASA elected king)

      National holiday:
      Flag Day, 6 June

      Constitution:
      1 January 1975

      Legal system:
      civil law system influenced by customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: King CARL XVI GUSTAF (since 19 September 1973); Heir Apparent Princess VICTORIA Ingrid Alice Desiree, daughter of the monarch (born 14 July 1977)
      head of government: Prime Minister Goran PERSSON (since 21 March 1996)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the prime minister
      elections: the monarchy is hereditary; following legislative elections, the prime minister is elected by the parliament; election last held 15 September 2002 (next to be held NA September 2006)
      election results: Goran PERSSON reelected prime minister with 131 out of 349 votes

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral Parliament or Riksdag (349 seats; members are elected by popular vote on a proportional representation basis to serve four-year terms)
      elections: last held 15 September 2002 (next to be held September 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - Social Democrats 39.8%, Moderates 15.2%, Liberal Party 13.3%, Christian Democrats 9.1%, Left Party 8.3%, Center Party 6.1%, Greens 4.6%; seats by party - Social Democrats 144, Moderates 55, Liberal Party 48, Christian Democrats 33, Left Party 30, Center Party 22, Greens 17

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Hogsta Domstolen (judges are appointed by the prime minister and the cabinet)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Center Party [Maud OLOFSSON]; Christian Democratic Party [Goran HAGGLUND]; Green Party [no formal leader but party spokespersons are Maria WETTERSTRAND and Peter ERIKSSON]; Left Party or V (formerly Communist) [Lars OHLY]; Liberal People's Party [Lars LEIJONBORG]; Moderate Party (conservative) [Fredrik REINFELDT]; Social Democratic Party [Goran PERSSON]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      AfDB, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS, CBSS, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, ESA, EU, FAO, G- 6, G- 9, G-10, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, MIGA, MONUC, NAM (guest), NC, NEA, NIB, NSG, OAS (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, Paris Club, PCA, PFP, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNMEE, UNMIK, UNMIL, UNMISET, UNMOGIP, UNOMIG, UNTSO, UPU, WCO, WEU (observer), WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO, ZC

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jan ELIASSON
      chancery: 1501 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20005-1702
      telephone: [1] (202) 467-2600
      FAX: [1] (202) 467-2699
      consulate(s) general: Los Angeles and New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador M. Teel BIVINS
      embassy: Dag Hammarskjolds VAG 31, SE-11589 Stockholm
      mailing address: American Embassy Stockholm, Department of State, 5750 Stockholm Place, Washington, DC 20521-5750 (pouch)
      telephone: [46] (08) 783 53 00
      FAX: [46] (08) 661 19 64

      Flag description:
      blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)


      NOTE: The information regarding Sweden on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sweden Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sweden Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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