Libertarian Municipal People

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Libertarian Municipal People
Ideology Syndicalism
Regionalism
Localism

Libertarian Municipal People (Swedish: Frihetliga Kommunalfolket, FKF) is a candidature[clarification needed] used by syndicalists in Sweden to contest municipal elections. FKF surged in the 1950s, mainly in municipalities in central Sweden (areas like Dalarna, Värmland, Härjedalen and Gävleborg).

In 1959 FKF won three seats in Ekshärad municipality.

FKF won municipal representation in Ljusdal in 1976.

A text published by SAC in 1963 defined the role of FKF in the following way: "Syndikalismen bildar alltså inget politiskt parti, men utanför SAC har syndikalister bildat Frihetliga Kommunalfolket som har haft relativt stora framgångar, bland annat i vissa områden i Dalarna. Den kommunala självstyrelsen har i syndikalismen en hängiven försvarare, och den frihetliga kommunalrörelsen är ett uttryck för direkt frihetlig aktion underifrån."[1] ("Thus Syndicalism does not form any political party, but outside of SAC syndicalists have formed Frihetliga Kommunalfolket which has had relative big successes, for example in some areas in Dalarna. Syndicalism is a faithful defender of the municipal self-rule, and the libertarian municipal movement is an expression of direct libertarian action from below.")

In the 1994 elections the candidature FKF was used in two municipalities, Älvdalen and Ljusdal. FKF got 3,6% of votes in Ljusdal and 2,8% in Älvdalen.

Ahead of the 2002 elections FKF in Ljusdal formed an alliance with Rädda Ljusdalsbygden, a group formed by VPK dissidents. Together they formed Frihetliga Ljusdalsbygden. However, that alliance seems to have broken down after the elections. Out of two councilors elected on behalf of FLB, one is from FKF.

In the 1998 elections in Älvdalen FKF got 286 votes (6,25%) and 3 seats.

Notably both the Älvdalen and Färila (in Ljusdal municipality) local organizations of the SAC belonged to the pragmatic fraction that broke away in end of 1990s.

FKF in Älvdalen is involved in a regional coalition Folkkampanjen för sjukvården (Peoples Campaign for Health Care).

FKF has a replacement seat in the Associations of Municipalities of Dalarna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.yelah.net/articles/vadvill

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