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EU elections: Who are the Swedish parties and what do they want?

A family votes in the 2014 EU Parliament elections. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Published: 26.Apr.2019 12:09 hrs

On May 26th, Swedish citizens and EU citizens resident in Sweden have the chance to vote in the country's EU election, for 21 new parliamentarians to represent Sweden at the European Parliament. With support for anti-establishment parties growing across the continent, and key issues such as climate policy and migration requiring international cooperation, interest in the elections is high.

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The parties that are running are almost the same as those that ran in Sweden's September 2018 parliamentary elections, but each vote technically goes to a party's "European Parliament" parent organization. For example, a vote for the Social Democrats or for the Feminist Initiative would go to the same parent organization of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.

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