Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party

The Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party[1][2][3] (Sveriges pensionärers intresseparti, SPI Välfärden) is a political party in Sweden. As of 2014, it holds no seats in parliament or regional councils, but is represented in several local councils. The current party chairman is Göran Dandelo.[4]

Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party

SPI Välfärden
LeaderGöran Dandelo
Membership5,000-6,000 (2006)
IdeologyPensioners's interests
Single-issue politics
0 / 349
European Parliament
0 / 20
County councils
0 / 1,597
Municipal councils
10 / 12,780


  1. ^ Tremmel, J (2010) A Young Generation Under Pressure? p229
  2. ^ International Business Publications, USA (2011) Sweden Country Study? p45
  4. ^ http://www.kristianstadsbladet.se/kristianstad/dandelo-ny-ledare-for-spi-valfarden/
1998 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 20 September 1998. The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 131 of the 349 seats.The incumbent Social Democratic minority government, led by Göran Persson, was returned to power despite losing seats and receiving fewer votes than in their 1991 defeat. They remained in power with support from the Left Party and the Green Party. While the three left-wing parties saw a net loss of 11 seats, the Left Party nearly doubled its representation in the Riksdag. This reflected how many Social Democratic voters were dissatisfied with the policies of the government, which had implemented austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit.

2002 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 15 September 2002, alongside municipal and county council elections. The Swedish Social Democratic Party remained the largest party in the Riksdag, winning 144 of the 349 seats.

2005 Swedish Church Assembly elections

Elections were held to the Church Assembly (Kyrkomötet), i.e. the "parliament" of the Church of Sweden on September 18, 2005. Simultaneously elections were held to diocese and parish assemblies all over the country.

The parties and church political outfits that take part in the elections are called 'nominating groups' (Nomineringsgrupper).

2006 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 17 September 2006, to elect members to the Riksdag, the Swedish national legislature. All 349 seats were up for election: 310 fixed seats in 29 constituencies and 39 adjustment seats, used to ensure that parties have representation in the Riksdag proportional to their share of the national vote. The electoral system used was semi-open list proportional representation using the Sainte-Laguë method of allocating seats. Elections for County and Municipal councils were also held on the same day.

Fredrik Reinfeldt from the Moderate Party was able to form a majority government together with the Centre Party, Liberal People's Party and the Christian Democrats following the election. The Social Democrats were ousted after twelve years in power. It was the country's first majority government since the second Fälldin cabinet fell in 1981.

2010 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 19 September 2010 to elect the 349 members of the Riksdag. The main contenders of the election were the governing centre-right coalition the Alliance, consisting of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal People's Party and the Christian Democrats; and the opposition centre-left coalition the Red-Greens, consisting of the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Green Party.

The Alliance received 49.27 percent of the votes (an increase by 1.03 pp from the previous election) and 173 seats in the parliament (a decrease by 5 seats and 2 short of an overall majority), while the Red-Greens received 43.60 percent of the vote (a decrease by 2.48 pp) and 156 seats (a decrease by 15 seats). The election also saw the nationalist Sweden Democrats entering parliament for the first time, as the sixth largest and only non-aligned of the eight parties elected to the parliament, by receiving 5.70 percent of the votes (an increase by 2.77 pp) and 20 seats.The Alliance lost its absolute majority in the parliament but continued to govern as a minority government. The new parliament held its opening session on 5 October, with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt presenting the annual government policy statement, along with changes to his cabinet.This was the first time in almost a century that a Swedish centre-right government that had served a full term was reelected.

2014 Swedish general election

General elections were held in Sweden on 14 September 2014 to elect all 349 seats in the Riksdag, alongside elections for the 21 county councils, and 290 municipal assemblies.

The centre-right Alliance for Sweden coalition (comprising the Moderate Party, Liberal People's Party, Centre Party, and Christian Democrats) sought a third term in government. In contrast to the previous election, the three largest parties on the left (the Social Democrats, Green Party, and Left Party) ran independent campaigns, as did the far-right Sweden Democrats. The left-wing party, Feminist Initiative, did not secure the 4% threshold.

The election result saw the largest three parties on the left outpoll the Alliance for Sweden, with the two blocs respectively winning 159 and 141 seats. The Sweden Democrats doubled their support and won the remaining 49 seats. Fredrik Reinfeldt, the incumbent prime minister, lost his bid for a third term. On 3 October, he was replaced by Stefan Löfven, who formed a minority government consisting of the Social Democrats and Greens.

2018 Swedish municipal elections

The Swedish municipal elections of 2018 were held on 9 September 2018 in order to elect the 290 municipal councils of Sweden. The total number of municipal seats nationwide amounted to 12 700, compared to 12 780 in the 2014 elections.

Advance voting was allowed between 22 August and 9 September.

Newly registered parties participated in the 2018 elections, such as the Citizens' Coalition. Many smaller and local parties which had already been established participated, such as the Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party, Feminist Initiative, the Öland Party, the Laholm Party and more.

Falu Party

The Falu Party (Swedish: Falupartiet) a local political party in Falun, Sweden. Party leader is Ulf Elgemyr.

In 1998, FP got 10.9% of the votes and six seats in the municipal council. In 2002 it got 2441 votes (7.5%) and five seats.

1998-2002 FP was part of a local six-party coalition governing the municipality, consisting of FP, Moderate Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats, People's Party - Liberals and Swedish Senior Citizen Interest Party.

Example of current demand of the party (from the party website):

Social Services to remain in its present location

No extra funding for the Folk Music Festival

New courthouse, but not on Kullen

More attention to the situation of children and youth

Law and order, support the work to increase police resources

Supports construction of nine-hole golf-course in Linghed

Supports restoration of fire station in Enviken

Opposes decay of buildings in Sågmyra

Smother traffic in the centre, open Åsgatan- Kristinegatan for one-way traffic.

Raise a statue of Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf

Well-functioning school and good elderly care.

List of pensioners' parties

The following is a list of political parties that promote the interests of pensioners.

List of political parties in Sweden

This article lists political parties in Sweden.

Sweden has a multi-party system with numerous political parties, in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.


A pensioner is a person who collects a pension, most commonly because of retirement from the workforce. This is a term typically used in the United Kingdom (along with OAP), Ireland and Australia where someone of pensionable age may also be referred to as an 'old age pensioner'. In the United States, the term retiree is more common, and in New Zealand, the term superannuitant is commonly used. In many countries, increasing life expectancy has led to an expansion of the numbers of pensioners, and they are a growing political force.

(349 seats)
European Parliament
(20 of 751 seats)

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