Many LO members voted for far right
TT/The Local · 10 May 2007, 16:21
Published: 10 May 2007 16:21 GMT+02:00
More than 4 percent of the members of trade union confederation LO voted for the far right Sweden Democrats in last year's general election.
LO leader Wanja Lundby-Wedin was dismayed with the findings from her organization's election analysis.
"4.1 percent of the country's workers voted for the Sweden Democrats. This is a question that the entire workers' movement will have to deal with," she said.
The result means that the Sweden Democrats would have gained a foothold in parliament if LO's members had been left to decide.
LO has traditionally had strong ties with the Social Democrats and remains a major financial contributor to Sweden's largest political party.
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