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Minorities

Sweden, English

No act of law or other provision may imply the unfavourable treatment of anyone because they belong to a minority group by reason of ethnic origin, colour, or other similar circumstances or on account of their sexual orientation. (Instrument of Government, Chapter 2, Art. 12)

Minorities

Sweden, English

… The opportunities of the Sami people and ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities to preserve and develop a cultural and social life of their own shall be promoted. (Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Art. 2)

Head of State

Sweden, English

A prince or princess of the Royal House may not marry unless the Government has given its consent thereto upon an application from The King. Should a prince or princess marry without such consent, that prince or princess forfeits the right of succession for himself, his children and their descendants. (Act of Succession, Art. 5)

Legislature

Sweden, English

Every Swedish citizen who is currently domiciled within the Realm or who has ever been domiciled within the Realm, and who has reached the age of eighteen, is entitled to vote in an election to the Riksdag.
Only a person who is entitled to vote may be a member or alternate member of the Riksdag. … (Instrument of Government, Chapter 3, Art. 4)

Head of State

Sweden, English

In accordance with the express provision of Article 2 of the Instrument of Government of 1809 that The King shall always profess the pure evangelical faith, as adopted and explained in the unaltered Confession of Augsburg and in the Resolution of the Uppsala Meeting of the year 1593, princes and princesses of the Royal House shall be brought up in that same faith and within the Realm. Any member of the Royal Family not professing this faith shall be excluded from all rights of succession. (Act of Succession, Art. 4)

Head of State

Sweden, English

The provisions of this Act of Succession relating to The King shall relate to The Queen if The Queen is Head of State. (Act of Succession, Art. 2)

Government

Sweden, English

The ministers must be Swedish citizens. … (Instrument of Government, Chapter 6, Art. 2)

Legislature

Sweden, English

The Riksdag is appointed by means of free, secret and direct elections.
Voting in such elections is by party, with an option for the voter to express a personal preference vote.
Party denotes any association or group of voters which runs for election under a particular designation. (Instrument of Government, Chapter 3, Art. 1)

Government

Sweden, English

The Government governs the Realm. It is accountable to the Riksdag. (Instrument of Government, Chapter 1, Art. 6)

Head of State

Sweden, English

The right of succession to the throne of Sweden is vested in the male and female descendants of King Carl XVI Gustaf, Crown Prince Johan Baptist Julii, later King Karl XIV Johan’s, issue in direct line of descent. In this connection, older siblings and their descendants have precedence over younger siblings and their descendants. (Act of Succession, Art. 1)