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SWEDEN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Political Environment: * Form of government: Constitutional monarchy; Capital: Stockholm * The constitution, dating from 1809 and revised in 1975, is based on the following four fundamental laws: the Instrument of Government, the Act of Succession, the Freedom of the Press Act, and the Riksdag (Parliament) Act. * The reigning monarch is the head of state but exerts no political power; the responsibilities of the monarch are ceremonial only. * The Riksdag, a unicameral parliament elected by the people for four-year terms, is the foundation for the democratic exercise of power through the cabinet. The prime minister is nominated by the speaker of the Riksdag after consultations with party leaders and must be approved for office through a vote of the Riksdag. * Ordinary general elections to the Swedish Parliament are held every fourth year. A party must receive at least 4% of the votes in the entire country or 12% in a single electoral district to qualify for any seats in Parliament. * Prominent parties include three non-socialist parties, the Alliance—the Moderate Party (formerly the Conservative Party), the Centre Party, and the Liberal Party—and two socialist parties, the Red-Greens—the Swedish Social Democratic Workers’ Party (SAP; commonly called the Social Democratic Labour Party) and the Left Party (former Communist Party). * The last Swedish general election was held on 19 September 2010 in which Alliance lost its absolute majority in the parliament but continued to govern as a minority government.

Economic Environment: * Sweden has one of the most globalized and competitive economies today. With an annual GDP growth rate of 5.5% in 2010,…...

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