Sweden is a country with a diverse culture and people. Its
government consists of a figurehead king and the Riksdag (Swedish
parliament). The government is the force in the process by which their laws
are changed. The changes a government wishes to make are set out in
legislative proposals, or bills, which are then laid before the Riksdag.
The Riksdag has 349 members. Elections for the members are on
district levels every four years. The decisions of the Riksdag are based on
proposals from either the government or motions put forward by members.
The work of the Riksdag is led by the Riksdag Board, which is chaired by
the Speaker. The members of parliament are divided into 16 committees
which deal with some 200 Government bills.
Carl XVI Gustaf has been the Head of State of Sweden since 1973. In
this capacity he is the representative of the entire country and as such, has
only ceremonial duties and functions. The Head of State has no real
political power and does not participate in political life. The Swedish
monarchy is purely constitutional. The Head of State makes state visits to
other countries and acts as host for representatives of other countries who
Sweden is mostly a parlimentary government, but it is also a
monarchy. The King is the Head of State but serves no real purpose other
than to act as an ambassador to welcome representatives. The parliament
serves the needs of the people as well as what's good for the country. The
country has a low crime rate and a high employment rate. The country works
well with this form of government and wouldn't need another form of it.