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Sweden's Left Party drops 'Swexit' policy ahead of EU vote

Left party leader Jonas Sjöstedt beat off a rival motion from the party in Gothenburg. Photo: Owe Nilsson/TT

Published: 17.Feb.2019 12:50 hrs

Sweden's Left Party on Saturday voted to drop a longstanding pledge for Sweden to leave the European Union from its manifesto ahead of May's EU elections.

"I'm happy about the decision. It is an important decision,"  party leader Jonas Sjöstedt told Sweden's TT newswire. "We get questions from both journalists and voters. Now we have a clear answer: we are not going to campaign on a pledge that Sweden should leave the EU."  
 
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