But what do the parties in Sweden actually want to do?

In order to keep our sanity (and your attention), we’ll restrict our quick-and-dirty summaries to the seven Riksdag parties and four smaller parties making headlines ahead of this year’s vote.

Just as in national parliamentary elections, each party votes internally to develop a list of candidates to be placed on the ballot for the European Parliamentary elections.

Some parties list a few candidates, while others flood the ballot with dozens of names, even though there is little chance of any single party gaining more than half a dozen seats or so.

With the exception of the Social Democrats and the Moderates, most parties will be lucky to receive enough votes to send more than one or two candidates to the European Parliament.

Nevertheless, you can see the names of all the candidates listed from all the parties running by clicking here to visit the section of the Swedish Election Authority’s website dedicated to the European Parliamentary election.

Of course, if you find yourself craving more details about any particular party or its priorities, feel free to visit their respective websites for more information.

Next: Riksdag Parties (from left to right)

Step by Step guide:

1. The European Parliament in 30 seconds or less

2. European Parliamentary Elections

3. Who can vote in Sweden?

4. How do I vote and how does the election work?

5. Who on earth do I vote for on June 7th?

6. But what do the parties in Sweden actually want to do?

6 a.   Riksdag Parties (from left to right)

6 b.   Other parties to watch (in no particular order)

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