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'Sjöstedt-effect' boosts Left Party figures

'Sjöstedt-effect' boosts Left Party figures

Published: 03 Feb 2012 16:36 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Feb 2012 16:36 GMT+01:00

”It was expected that he would attract voters in the beginning", political commentator Stig-Björn Ljunggren, told Expressen.

”I am not so surprised, but the question is how he should keep it. This comes at a time when the Social Democrats were not so competitive,” he added.

It is likely that new social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven will see a short term rise in the opinion polls. but whether this will be a longer term trend or if the two red-green parties merely continue to take votes from each other rather than away from the reigning moderates remains to be seen.

Although Sjöstedt himself has so far declined to comment, his parliamentary colleague Hans Linde was delighted.

”Nobody could have expected this great success. The fact that we are progressing and also that the distance between the Alliance and the red-green coalition is decreasing, is very positive,” said Linde.

The gap between the two blocks has decreased from 3.8 percent one month ago to a current 1.1 percent.

TT/The Local/gm (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

00:43 February 4, 2012 by Rey Stockholm
Why would anyone vote for communists baffles me

Take a look at your typical communist state, poverty, corruption, repression.

Send anyone who votes for the left to a commumist state for a year, that would make them realise they are voting for madness
06:19 February 4, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Once campaigning actually starts, I would say people will see the vacuousness of Left Party politics - and make a real comparison
20:37 February 4, 2012 by AdamVikingen
You people do know that Danmark is a Leftish nation, and they are rated the most democratic nation in the world (Gapminder)

And i can say that USA is Not a democratic nation, a nation where only 33% of the populace is voting is NOT Democracy.
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