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Sacked embassy man runs for Sweden Democrat job

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15:26 CEST+02:00
A man who was fired last year as an intern at the Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv is to run for a top position in the Sweden Democrats, a far-right party.

Kent Ekeroth, 25, was sacked last October from the Swedish mission to Israel over contributions he made to an online discussion forum. Ambassador Robert Rydberg said his sacking was also due to the fact that he hadn't mentioned his links to the Sweden Democrats.

Now Ekeroth, a trained economist, has been put forward by the party's nominations committee as a candidate for election to be a replacement member for the party board.

According to anti-racist magazine Expo, Ekeroth has written that Europe is on the brink of collapse due to "completely irresponsible immigration policies, naivety and left-wing influences combined with a fascination for Islamism and contempt for our own cultural inheritance."

Ekeroth also expressed concern that Sweden will soon not exist "except as a term for a geographical area."

The Sweden Democrats will vote on Ekeroth's candidacy at the party congress, due to be held in Karlskrona on 18th-20th May. Leader Jimmie Åkesson is among others standing for re-election.

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