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Left Party

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Template:Infobox Swedish Political Party The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) is a political party in Sweden. The Left Party, formerly the Left Party - Communists (Vänsterpartiet kommunisterna or (vpk)), is today a party which expresses some of the traditional values of the social democrats but with a more radical view. In welfare issues they oppose privatization, they are more focused on the environment than other leftists, they oppose Swedish membership of the European Union and are a proponent of feminist and egalitarian politics. Their voter base consists mainly of the younger generation, public sector employees, journalists, and former social democrats.

The Left Party is a member of the Nordic Green Left Alliance.

Vänsterpartiet is in coalition rule, since 1996, together with the Social Democrats and the Greens in the Swedish parliament and in many of Sweden's counties and municipalities.

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Party Names

  • 1917-1921 Sverges Socialdemokratiska Vänsterparti (SSV, Social Democratic Left Party of Sweden)
  • 1921-1967 Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti (SKP, Communist Party of Sweden)
  • 1967-1990 Vänsterpartiet Kommunisterna (VPK, Left Party - the Communists)
  • 1990- Vänsterpartiet (Left Party)

Voter base

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2002 parliamentary election results
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2002 municipal election results

Party Leaders

Splits

See also

Publications

References

External links

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