Whether they have become wiser must remain unsaid – but the members of the Riksdag have become older on average. After the last election, they were on average 45 years old, now the average is 46.
It will also take a while longer before the first 00-talist enters the Riksdag. The youngest in the congregation is the law student Aida Birinxhiku (S), born in 1999 and from Halle. The oldest is 76-year-old Gudrun Nordborg (V), elected in Västerbotten County and fully trained as a lawyer.
More S men
The gender distribution has moved slightly in men’s favor – the percentage of women has gone from 48 percent after the 2018 election to 46 percent.
Compared to the last election, the Social Democrats have received an additional seven mandates. The number of men in the party’s parliamentary group has increased by the same amount.
M, MP and V also have a slightly smaller proportion of women than at the last election. But those with the greatest imbalance are SD, with 75 percent men, and KD with 68 percent men. MP and V stand out to other parties, with 67 and 71 percent female members respectively.
Do you stand in the lectern of the plenary hall and shout “Lars!” or “Matthias!” at least seven members will shine. They are the two most common first names. A bit further down the list is the most common female name: Helena, a name that five members bear.
Centrists serve best
On average, members of the Riksdag earn SEK 73,884 a month (income year 2021). It is perhaps not so surprising – the basic salary for a member was then SEK 69,900 and most members sat in the Riksdag last term.
However, there are differences between the parties. Left-wing parties have the lowest average income, just over SEK 64,700, while an average C member earns approximately SEK 15,000 more and tops the salary league.