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Sweden

Sweden is a parliamentary monarchy with free and fair elections and a strong multiparty system. Civil liberties and political rights are legally guaranteed and respected in practice, and the rule of law prevails. Recent challenges include increases in violent crime and reported hate crimes.

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Freedom in the World — Sweden Country Report

Sweden is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.