Libertas Sweden

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Libertas Sverige
Leader Jesper Katz[1]
Founded 3 March 2009[1]
Headquarters Svartviksvägen 21, 16741 Stockholm[1][2]
Ideology anti-Lisbon Treaty, Euroscepticism
European affiliation Libertas.eu
European Parliament group none
Colours blue, gold
Website
www.libertas.eu/sweden
Politics of Sweden
Political parties
Elections

Libertas Sweden (Swedish: Libertas Sverige) is a political party in Sweden. It intended to contend the 2009 European Parliament elections under a common banner with Declan Ganley's Libertas.eu.

History[edit]

On 26 February 2009, Libertas announced that it wanted to open a branch in Sweden and appealed for the 1500 signatures required to register as a political party in Sweden.[2] The results were submitted[3] to the Valmyndigheten (the Swedish Election Authority) 58 minutes before the deadline expired.[4] Unusually,[4] they were not submitted as a list of signatures: instead, a document from a Notary Public certifying that the signatures existed was submitted in its place.[4]

Libertas Sweden (Libertas Sverige) was set up under Jesper Katz,[1][5] a former member of Junilistan. Sören Wibe[6] of Junilistan stated that Ganley had visited Sweden in January[6] and offered Junilistan 10 million kronor (SEK)[6] to rename the party to "Junilistan - Libertas",[6] and that Junilistan had rejected the offer and Libertas.[6]

Libertas.eu held a press conference on April 27 at which Stefan Kihlberg, the former party secretary of Ny Demokrati (NyD)[7] was introduced as the head of the Libertas list in Sweden.[7]

European Parliament elections, 2009[edit]

Libertas Sweden intended to contend the 2009 Euroelections on the specific issue of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.[4] The policies and core values of the umbrella pan-European party Libertas.eu were on its website or on the main article here.

On 21 May 2009 Libertas Sweden announced that it was ending its campaign, stating that it did not have the resources to cover the cost of printing and transporting ballots.[8]

Personnel[edit]

Person Position
Jesper Katz[1][5] Leader

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Registrerade partibeteckningar", from the Sweden Election Authority website
  2. ^ a b "Hjälp Libertas bli ett registrerat parti" Libertas, 26 February 2009, English translation here
  3. ^ "Libertas Sverige blir ett registrerat parti " Libertas website, Tuesday, 3 March 2009, English translation here
  4. ^ a b c d "Hemligt kring parti inför EU-val", 6 March 2009, Svenska Dagbladet
  5. ^ a b "Hjälp Libertas bli ett registrerat parti" Thursday, 26 February 2009 from the Libertas website
  6. ^ a b c d e "Nytt nejparti ställer upp i EU-valet", 3 March 2009, from dn.se, English translation here
  7. ^ a b "Libertas launches in Sweden", Stockholm, April 27, 2009, http://www.libertas.eu/
  8. ^ "Vi nådde inte enda fram – den här gången!", 2009-05-21, libertas.eu, English translation here