Donald Duck Party
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The Donald Duck Party (Swedish: Kalle Anka-partiet) is a Swedish joke political party named after the Disney character Donald Duck. The party has received joke or protest votes without actually existing for several years; however, before the Swedish general election, 2002, Malmö citizen Bosse Persson had ballots made for the party (as well as for several other frivolous parties). Contrary to popular belief, however, the party was never officially registered with the Election Authority.
At the very most, the Donald Duck Party has scored enough write-in votes at points theoretically to be the country's ninth-most popular (in 1991, it received 1,535 votes). At that time, the political platform mainly contained the points "free liquor and wider sidewalks". The platform points for "free liquor" is a given that the party was founded upon, while the point for "wider sidewalks" may also be interpreted as "higher curbs" (so rich sports car drivers cannot park on the sidewalks). It may also be interpreted as a reform aimed at making the journey home safer for those under the influence of the free liquor.
In the 2002 national election, the party received 10 votes from pre-printed ballots and an unknown number of hand-written ballots.
In the 2006 elections, the party (including all spellings) received 225 votes, placing it in the middle of the pack - 21st place out of about 40 parties running for office. All votes were write-in.
In the 2010 elections, the party received 107 votes, making it the largest party without pre-printed ballots, and the 21st largest party in the Swedish riksdag elections.