2.1 Levels and specific aspects of the political system

                 aspect

level

organ(s)

authority/ function

tasks

national level

The Riksdag (parliament)

The highest decision-making body of the country

Legislation and state taxation

national level

Government

Governs the country

Domestic and international policy

regional level

County council assembly

The highest decision-making body of the county council, elected in direct elections.

Health care, public transport, etc. Regional taxation

local level

Municipal council

The highest decision-making body in the municipality, elected in direct elections.

Education, care of the elderly, physical planning, streets, water, sewage, etc. Municipal taxation