Direct Democrats (Sweden)

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Direct Democrats
Direktdemokraterna
AbbreviationDD
Founded4 April 2014 (2014-04-04)[1]
IdeologyDirect democracy
E-democracy
Political positionBig tent
Website
direktdemokraterna.se

The Direct Democrats (Swedish: Direktdemokraterna, DD) is a Swedish non-affiliated neutral political party, based on the principles of liquid democracy, a form of direct democracy.

The Direct Democrats believe that the electorate should be able to directly influence their DD representatives by voting on political issues and policy proposals through the Internet.[2] The party received 0.08% of the vote in the 2018 general election, making it the fourth largest party with no representation in the Riksdag.[3]

History[edit]

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A Direktdemokraterna banner in Stockholm (2014)

The Direct Democrats party was approved by the Swedish Election Authority April 4, 2014.[1] This new party was a merger of three direct democracy parties; Demoex, Aktiv Demokrati, and Äkta Demokrati.[2] DD's short-term goal was to introduce the idea of direct digital democracy (DDD) in Sweden by running for election in 2014. The party received 0.02% of the vote in that year's election.[4]

Digital democracy application[edit]

The Direct Democrats party voted in the end of 2016 to use a system for digital democracy being developed by the Swedish non-profit, iGov.Direct® Foundation to be released ahead of the Swedish 2018 September election.

Results (number of votes) in the general election of Sweden[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Liljegren, Jonas (n.d.). "Den 4e april godkände valmyndigheten partiets ansökan om registrering av partibeteckning" (Blog). Aktiv Demokrati. Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Rosengren, Lina (27 August 2014). "Ny teknik öppnar för direktdemokrati". CIO (in Swedish). Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Röster - Val 2018". Swedish Election Authority. Archived from the original on 2018-08-28. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Röster - Val 2014". data.val.se. Retrieved 2019-11-19.

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