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This article gives an overview of liberalism and centrism in Sweden. It is limited to liberal and centrist parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this article it isn't necessary for parties to have labelled themselves as a liberal party.


Liberalism has been a major force in Sweden since the 19th century. And even before then, personalities like Anders Chydenius (1729 – 1803), promoted the ideals of liberalism.[1] Nowadays The Liberals (Liberalerna, member of LI and ALDE) calls itself a centre-right liberal party. The Centre Party (Centerpartiet, member of LI and ALDE) is a historically agrarian party that has gradually developed into a liberal party. Since their party congress in 2013, they define themselves as a green, liberal party.[2]


From People's Party to The Liberals

Liberal Party of Sweden

Centre Party

Liberal leaders

Liberal thinkers

In the Contributions to liberal theory the following Swedish thinkers are included:

See also


  1. ^ "The Story of Sweden Is About Markets, Not Socialism". Atlas Network. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
  2. ^är-kan-du-läsa-hela-idéprogrammet.pdf Archived 2015-04-11 at the Wayback Machine