Socialist Party (Sweden, 1971)

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The Socialistiska Partiet (English: Socialist Party) is a Swedish Trotskyist political party, the Swedish section of the Fourth International. The party was formed at a congress in 1971, through the merger of the Revolutionary Marxists (RM) and the Bolshevik Group (BG). Initially it was called League of Revolutionary Marxists (Swedish: Revolutionära Marxisters Förbund, RMF). One section of RM did not agree with the formation of RM, and formed the Communist Working Groups (KAG). KAG would later reconcile with RMF, and merged into it in 1972.

At the 5th party congress, held in 1975, the name was changed to Communist Workers League (Kommunistiska Arbetarförbundet). In 1982 the party adopted its current name.

In the early 1990s, the party suffered a small split that went on to form the Swedish section of the Pathfinder tendency. In 1994, a smaller group left the SP to form a Swedish section of what is now the League for the Fifth International, Arbetarmakt.

The party publishes the weekly paper Internationalen.

The party is currently not represented in local authorities.

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