At stake in this Referendum:
- Membership into the European Monetary Union (EMU) and adoption of the euro
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: King CARL XVI GUSTAF
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Goran PERSSON
- Assembly: Sweden has a unicameral Parliament (Riksdag) with 349 seats.
Main provisions in the Referendum:
- Referendum to allow the government to seek membership within the European Monetary Union and introduce the euro as its currency. This referendum asked voters: "Do you believe that Sweden should introduce the euro as its currency?"
- A majority of all votes that support the euro is needed for approval.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 8,958,229 (2003)
- Registered Voters: 7,076,394 (2003)
· Female Population: 4,523,262 (2003)
· Is Sweden a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (7 March 1980)
· Has Sweden ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 July 1980)
· Gender Quota: No (there are some political parties that have adopted voluntary quotas)
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 158 (following the 2002 elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 14 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
· Is Sweden a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
· Has Sweden ratified CRPD: Yes (15 December 2008)
· Population with a disability: 1,343,734 (est.)