All Stockholmers eligible to vote in the municipal election, decide who will run Stockholm. The City Council meet every third Monday in the City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
Sweden has three levels of government: national, regional and local. In addition, there is the European level due to Sweden’s membership of the EU.
Parliamentary elections as well as municipal and regional council elections are held every four years.
There are 290 municipalities in Sweden. Every municipality has a popularly elected council, which collects income tax and operates public services such as schools, child and elderly care, utilities, housing, and cultural and leisure activities. While the municipalities have the right to provide public services at their own discretion, they are bound by law and regulations to offer a number of basic services.
All Stockholmers eligible to vote in the municipal election, decide who will run Stockholm. The City Council meet every third Monday in the City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. The District’s political meetings are also open to the public, and welcome Stockholmers to leave suggestions on what they think could be improved in their local area.
The Mayor and the Vice Mayors form the Council of Mayors, and they prepare matters for the City Executive Board.
The Mayor is the chair of both the Council of Mayors and the City Executive Board.