All 349 seats in the Riksdag
175 seats needed for a majority
Map of the election, showing the distribution of constituency and levelling seats, as well as the largest political bloc within each constituency.
General elections were held in
At a campaign meeting in Sundsvall on 22 August, Minister of Social Welfare Sten Andersson promised to increase the state pensions as a compensation for the price increases following the devaluation of the krona in 1982. The Social Democrat (Socialdemokraterna) government also stressed that it had managed to decrease the budget deficit from 90 billion to 60 billion kronas. The Social Democrats also promised not to increase taxes or lower the quality of the welfare system.
The political debate was dominated by the
The Centre Party and Christian Democratic Unity (CDU) ran a joint list in some constituencies under the name "Centre". One CDU candidate was elected on the Centre list, the first time the party had had parliamentary representation.
|Swedish Social Democratic Party||2,487,551||44.68||159||–7|
|Left Party Communists||298,419||5.36||19||–1|
|Christian Democratic Unity||131,548||2.36||0||0|
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver|
|By party||By coalition|
|Source: Statistics Sweden|
Votes by municipality. The municipalities are the color of the party that got the most votes within the coalition that won relative majority.
Cartogram of the map to the left with each municipality rescaled to the number of valid votes cast.
Map showing the voting shifts from the 1982 to the 1985 election. Darker blue indicates a municipality voted more towards the parties that formed the centre-right bloc. Darker red indicates a municipality voted more towards the parties that form the left-wing bloc.
Votes by municipality as a scale from red/Left-wing bloc to blue/Centre-right bloc.
Cartogram of vote with each municipality rescaled in proportion to number of valid votes cast. Deeper blue represents a relative majority for the centre-right coalition, brighter red represents a relative majority for the left-wing coalition.
- Nohlen & Stöver, p1873
- Nohlen & Stöver, p1869