"Parlament" Riksdagen - Swedish Parliament Tip by slaw.poz

 
 

In as early as 1435, representatives of different social groups were called to a meeting in Arboga to discuss and determine affairs of the Realm. The Arboga meeting is therefore sometimes referred to as Sweden's first parliament. However, it was not until 1527 and later 1544 at King Gustav Vasa's two assemblies in Västerås that representatives of all four estates - the Nobility, the Clergy, the Burghers and the Peasantry - were called on to participate. The Riksdag of the four estates was replaced in 1866 by a bicameral Riksdag. Between 1905 and 1917, a parliamentary system of government successively evolved, but was not enshrined in the Constitution until the introduction of the new Instrument of Government in 1974. A few years earlier, the bicameral Riksdag was also replaced by a unicameral Riksdag.

Address: Riksgatan 3A
Website: http://www.regeringen.se

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