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  A short history of Sweden
Between 1397 and 1434 the Kingdom of Sweden is in a personal union with and subordinated to Denmark.
Sweden suffers further territorial losses during the Napoleonic wars and is forced to cede Finland to Russia in 1809.
The 19th century is marked by the emergence of a liberal opposition press, the abolition of guild monopolies in trade and manufacturing in favor of free enterprise, the introduction of taxation and voting reforms and the installation of a national military service.
www.electionworld.org /history/sweden.htm   (679 words)

Parties such as Vlaams Blok and Front national are some that deserve to be mentioned.' The party's anti-Europe, anti-globalization, pro-family and law-and-order manifesto includes the demand that immigration be stopped and 'extra-European immigrants' be repatriated, as well as calls for the protection of animal rights and the environment.
The party was the prime mover behind Nord-Nat - an umbrella organization of Nordic parties, including the Isänmaallinen Kansallis-Litto/ Fosterländska Folkforbundet (Patriotic National Alliance) in Finland, and the Fedrelandspartiet in Norway - established in 1997 in Malmö.
In April 1997 the regional coalition party Skånes Väl (SV, Scania's Welfare) was formed by the merging of five right-wing populist anti-immigration parties in the southern region of Scania: Centrumdemokraterna (Centre Democrats), Framstegspartiet (Progressive Party), Skånepartiet (Scania Party), Kommunens Väl (Community Welfare) and Sjöbopartiet (Sjöbo Party).
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive4/sweden/sweden.htm   (11483 words)

 World Nuclear Association | Information and Issue Briefs | Nuclear Energy in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the 1970s it was the Centre Party in Sweden which started the anti-nuclear debate which culminated in the 1980 referendum canvassing three options for phasing out nuclear energy.
Early in 2005 the leadership of the Centre Party indicated a substantial reversal of this earlier anti-nuclear position, saying that climate change must be put ahead of nuclear decommissioning.
Sweden is a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapons state.
www.world-nuclear.org /info/inf42.htm   (3231 words)

 Elections in Sweden - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
A party must thus receive at least 4 % of the votes in the entire country or 12 % in a single electoral district to qualify for any seats.
Every five years there is also an election to the European Parliament.Sweden has a multi-party system, with numerous parties which seldom receive a simple majority of votes in parliament, and parties must therefore work with each other to form coalition governments.
A party must also pass a set limit of 4 % nationally, or 12 % in one of the 29 electoral districts, in order to be awarded seats in parliament.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Elections_in_Sweden   (513 words)

 Centre Party (Sweden) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Centre Party (Centerpartiet) is a political party in Sweden.
Furthermore, their alliance with the other parties in the Alliance for Sweden, a coallition which won a majority of parliament seats in this election, means that the Centre Party will be splitting the ministry posts with their Alliance for Sweden allies: the Moderate Party, the Liberal People's Party and the Christian Democratic Party.
Centerpartiet is a pro-immigration party, and in their campaign for the Swedish general election, 2006, they have proposed to double the number of immigrants entering Sweden to 90 000 persons, or 1 per cent of the Swedish population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centre_Party_(Sweden)   (571 words)

 Swedish referendum reveals class divide
Campaigning against entry into the Euro were the Greens, the Left Party (the former Communist Party Stalinists now turned left reformist), the left wing of the Social Democratic party and the Centre Party (a small farmers' party).
Sweden generally has an image internationally as being a country with a very advanced welfare state, with the greatest degree of equality anywhere in the world.
An influx of a new layer of working class youth into the party would strengthen the left, for they would be joining to support the left against the right This would prepare the ground for a powerful left wing to emerge in the future.
www.marxist.com /sweden-euro-referendum160903.htm   (1856 words)

 freedominfo.org: features - legislative transparency - sweden
Sweden was also the first country in the world to establish an Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsmen, a body to which citizens can turn with complaints about the authorities.
Party Special Representative: Each of the party groups, which corresponds to a party which obtained at least four per cent of the votes throughout the whole of the Realm at the preceding election for the Riksdag shall appoint a special representative to confer with the Speaker concerning the work of the Chamber.
Sweden's public sector: In Sweden there are three democratically elected levels of government, all with their own powers and responsibilities: the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) at national level, county administration boards at regional level and municipalities at local level.
www.freedominfo.org /features/leg-sweden.htm   (6148 words)

 Sweden votes left, as Left Party moves right, Issue 33
Sweden's general election set new records: the Christian Democrats and the Left Party (ex-communists) doubled their vote; the Liberals, Centre Party (ex-farmers' party) and Social Democrats (SPD) had their worst results since the 1920s.
The Left Party had two different election campaigns: one directed to the SPD with the message, 'we are not populist', and one aimed at the market.
This is due to a combination of factors: the deep crisis and a feeling of helplessness mixed with propaganda that the austerity programmes were temporary; the lack of credible national initiatives and the direct blocking role of the unions; and a growing understanding that successful struggle is harder today than in previous periods.
www.socialismtoday.org /33/sweden33.html   (2020 words)

 Sweden's political landscape and the euro vote - EUbusiness - EU law, politics and finance
The Green party and the formerly communist Left Party, who informally support Persson's minority government in parliament, refuse to back him as far as euro membership is concerned.
Both parties have even in the past campaigned for Sweden's withdrawal from the European Union, but are now less vociferous on the subject.
The opposition Centre Party is against the euro, but the party leadership tolerates a minority that has come out in favour of the single currency.
www.eubusiness.com /Sweden/030909024819.882x3rfh   (398 words)

 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sweden has a history of very low unemployment; during the 1980s it peaked at 3.5% and it is finding it difficult to come to terms with rates of unemployment in excess of 8%.
A party congress on the issue will be held over the coming months and the markets are then likely to completely rule out Sweden joining EMU as a founding member in 1999.
Some Centre Party activists are becoming increasingly unhappy with the party’s support for the government and argue in favour of returning to the centre-right bloc.
www.treasury.boi.ie /country/sweden.htm   (914 words)

 Sweden holds general election 17 September 2006
Sweden opened its doors to immigration from the new European Union member countries when they joined the bloc in 2004, and concerns about the growing Muslim presence in EU countries is spilling over into Sweden.
Moderate party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt, is the prime minister candidate for the four-party alliance.
In Sweden's proportional vote election system, parties are required to win 4 per cent in the entire country or 12 per cent in a single electoral district to qualify for a seat in parliament, and even the established parties have to form coalitions with like-minded parties to govern.
www.newsahead.com /PREVIEW/Sweden_election_Sep_06.htm   (523 words)

 World Homes Network - Sweden
Sweden in 1611 was lacking in population, internal communications, and material resources, and its geographical position was unfavourable for the expansion of its trade, since its way to the North Sea and the Atlantic was controlled by Denmark.
Sweden became an important power in Germany, and was recognized as the leader of Protestant Europe, and the greatest power of the north.
Sweden in World War II Sweden was neutral during World War II, although, when the USSR invaded Finland, Sweden showed its sympathy by opening its frontiers to Finnish refugees and enrolling volunteers to fight for the Finns.
www.world-homes.net /atlas/europe/Scandanavia/sweden.htm   (3226 words)

 Scandinavian Centre Parties (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the period after the second world war, those parties were supported by 40 to 50 percent of the electorate, but nowadays their support has fallen to between 30 and 40 percent.
Green was a natural choice of colour for the party flags and the four-leaf clover symbol, since it was the colour of the agrarian parties in central and eastern Europe.
As the parties were building an identity far broader than their names would indicate, they were renamed at the end of the 1950s.
www.thirdway.org.cob-web.org:8888 /files/world/scancen.html   (615 words)

 Party Politics Vol. 1, Issue 3, p. 419
It was the party's second best performance since 1970, confounding predictions that its 37.7 percent in 1991, it worst score since 1928, presaged an imminent and historic decline.
For the largest party in the 'four-leaf-clover' government, Bildt's conservative Moderates, disappointment at losing power was tempered by satisfaction at becoming the first party of the prime minister in nine elections to increase its vote, from 21.9 percent to 22.4 percent.
Of the Moderates' three coalition partners, the Centre Party produced its worst vote ever, 7.7 percent; the Liberals their second worst, 7.2 percent; and the Christian Democrats, after making their parliamentary debut in 1991, came perilously close to dropping below the 4 percent threshold for representation in the Riksdag (parliament).
www.partypolitics.org /volume01/v01i3p419.htm   (560 words)

 Sweden votes no to Euro Spectrezine 19th September 2003
Sweden Votes No The result of the Swedish referendum on joining the monetary union or not was 55,9% no, 42,0% yes and the rest of the votes were blank or invalid, turnout 82,6%.
The no vote was strong everywhere in Sweden except in Stockholm and the southerly Skåne region.
The fact that this time the Centre party campaigned on the no side was also an important factor, with Center party sympathisers voting 77% no to the euro.
www.spectrezine.org /europe/Sweden.htm   (860 words)

 Riksdagen - The Centre Party   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Centre Party traces its origins back to the Agrarian Union, founded in 1913, and a national organization for farmers, founded in 1915.
When the non-socialist parties won the elections in 1976 and 1979 the chairman of the Centre Party, Thorbjörn Fälldin, became Prime Minister.
The Centre Party also formed part of the non-socialist four-party Government in 1991–1994.
www.riksdagen.se /templates/R_Page____1052.aspx   (159 words)

 The Local - The Centre Party: Eager beavers bet on jobs (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The four parties have announced agreements on a whole range of issues, from property tax (they want to abolish it), through to nuclear power, something the Centre Party has long wanted to do away with (the Alliance will keep it — at least for the life of the next parliament).
He says the turning point for the Centre Party — the point at which it left cooperation with the Social Democrats behind, and re-evaluated its focus on rural issues — was the 1998 election, at which the party polled only 5.1 percent of the vote, its worst ever showing.
But while the parties’ agreements are no small feat, there are still inbuilt tensions in the relationship, as Tiefensee tacitly admits when he expresses his aim for the Centre Party “to be Sweden’s third biggest party” — a position currently held by the Liberals.
www.thelocal.se.cob-web.org:8888 /article.php?ID=4613&date=20060816&PHPSESSID=9c8095fedbd275bee4b81e3f04fdedd3   (1795 words)

 Alliance for Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The parties are also agreed on the abolition of the tax and its replacement with a municipal charge independent of the value of the property; this reform is planned to be carried out in 2008.
The result of the election was clear enough on election night for Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt to declare himself the victor and for Göran Persson to announce his resignation as Prime Minister and as leader of the Social Democratic Party.
The four centre-right parties of Alliance for Sweden formed a government with Fredrik Reinfeldt as Prime Minister, which was presented to the Riksdag on 6 October.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Alliance_for_Sweden   (1150 words)

 Swedish elections: the defeat of the right reflects a shift to the left in spite of the policies of the Social ...
The party leadership was promising reforms, there was to be an end to the cuts in public spending and the end of the hard times.
The Left Party lost a third of their votes (they went from 12 to 8%) not because they were too far to the left, but because they were putting forward the same policies as the Social Democrats.
The existence of these extreme right wing parties and populist parties, demonstrates that there is a layer of frustrated people with problems that have not been addressed by the labour movement.
www.marxist.com /Europe/sweden_elections2002.html   (2164 words)

 Democrats ousted for 'new Sweden' | The World | The Australian
This gave Mr Reinfeldt and his partners in the Folk Liberal Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats 178 seats in the 349-seat parliament, a slim majority of seven seats.
Mr Reinfeldt has boosted his party by shifting it towards the Centre and paring down earlier tax and benefit cut promises.
He wants Sweden more involved in the EU but has no plans to hold a referendum on the euro currency in the next four years.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20436415-2703,00.html   (671 words)

 Planet Ark : Swedish Centre Party Makes Nuclear U-Turn
The newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) quoted party leader Maud Olofsson as saying all but one of Sweden's existing nuclear power plants, which generate half of the electricity consumed in the chilly Nordic country, should be allowed to keep running.
As recently as October 2004 the Centre Party agreed with the long-ruling centre-left Social Democrats (SDP) in backing the closure of the 600 megawatt Barseback-2 nuclear reactor by May 2005.
DI quoted a political analyst as saying the Centre's nuclear power u-turn was likely to boost the alliance's chances in the next general election in September 2006.
www.planetark.com /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/29371/story.htm   (555 words)

 The Local - New attack on Centre Party offices
Several of the Centre Party's offices around the country have been vandalised in the last couple of weeks.
After that incident, a party representative said that they suspected that the attacks were in protest against the party's proposal for special labour agreements for newly employed young people.
On the internet and at demonstrations, a 'faction of the Invisible Party', a group said to be extreme left anarchists, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
www.thelocal.se /article.php?ID=3565   (408 words)

 Centre Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Centre Party is the designation of several parties and might refer to:
Centre Party (Netherlands) (Centrumpartij), a former Dutch party
Centre Union (Ένωση Κέντρου, Enosi Kentrou), a former Greek party
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Centre_Party   (101 words)

 Centre Party (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
'''Centre Party''' or Center Party is the designation of several parties:
Centre Party - a Party in the Faroe Islands
Category:Lists of political parties by generic name de:Zentrumspartei
centre-party.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (47 words)

 The Centre Party of Sweden (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The foundation for the Centre Partys policy is that all humans are equal.
Every person regardless of gender, opinion on life, sexual disposition, living environment, ethnic or social background should have the right to realize their dreams.
The Centre Partys policy originates in a strong faith in every person, their ability to create and take responsibility, for themselves and for others.
www.centern.se.cob-web.org:8888 /templates2/Page.aspx?id=6167   (213 words)

 Sweden's Centre Party Revises Anti-nuclear Stance. | Utilities > Electric Power Generation, Transmission and ...
Reuters recently reported that Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) has revealed that opposition Centre Party leader Maud Olfosson has commented that all of the country's nuclear power plants should remain operational, with the exception of the 600-megawatt (MW) Barseback-2 reactor scheduled for decommissioning in May of this year.
According to Reuters, DI reported that the shift in the Centre Party's longtime anti-nuclear stance puts it in line with the goals of the four-party alliance seeking to seize government control from the Social Democrats Party (SDP) in the upcoming
Reuters noted that Sweden's nuclear power plants currently generate half of the country's electricity.
www.allbusiness.com /utilities/electric-power-generation/325940-1.html   (396 words)

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