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Swedish Social Democratic Party

Centre-left political party in Sweden / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Swedish Social Democratic Party, formally the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party[7] (Swedish: Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti [ˈsvæ̌rjɛs sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɪska ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiː] ; S/SAP), usually referred to as The Social Democrats (Swedish: Socialdemokraterna [sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] ), is a social-democratic[8][9] and democratic socialist[10] political party in Sweden. Founded in 1889, the SAP is the country's oldest and currently largest party.

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Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party
Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetareparti
LeaderMagdalena Andersson
Secretary-GeneralTobias Baudin
Parliamentary group leaderLena Hallengren
Founded23 April 1889; 134 years ago (1889-04-23)
HeadquartersSveavägen 68, Stockholm
Student wingSocial Democratic Students of Sweden
Youth wingSwedish Social Democratic Youth League
Women's wingSocial Democratic Women in Sweden
Religious wingReligious Social Democrats of Sweden
LGBT wingLGBT Social Democrats of Sweden
Membership (2020)Decrease 75,000[1]
Political positionCentre-left[3]
European affiliationParty of European Socialists
International affiliationProgressive Alliance[4]
European Parliament groupProgressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Nordic affiliationSAMAK
The Social Democratic Group
Colours  Red
107 / 349
European Parliament
5 / 21
County councils[5]
572 / 1,597
Municipal councils[6]
4,364 / 12,780

From the mid-1930s to the 1980s, the Social Democratic Party won more than 40% of the vote. From 1932 to 1976, the SAP was continuously in government. From 1982 to 2022, the party was in government with the exception of the periods 1991–1994 and 2006–2014. Since 2022, the party has been out of government. It participates in elections as "The Workers' Party – The Social Democrats" (Swedish: Arbetarepartiet – Socialdemokraterna [ˈârːbeːtarɛpaˌʈiːɛt sʊsɪˈɑ̂ːldɛmʊˌkrɑːtɛɳa] ). First female PM in Swedish history Magdalena Andersson is a member of the Social Democratic Party.