National Democrats (Sweden)

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National Democrats
Nationaldemokraterna
Leader Marc Abramsson
Founded October 2001
Dissolved April 2014
Headquarters Stockholm
Newspaper Nationell Idag
Ideology Ultranationalism,
Right-wing populism,
Ethnopluralism,
Third Position[1]
Political position Far-right[2][3][4]
European affiliation Alliance of European National Movements
International affiliation Euronat
European Parliament group None
Colours Orange
Party flag
Flag of Partido Fuerza Democrática.png

The National Democrats (Nationaldemokraterna, ND) was a minor political party in Sweden, formed by a radical faction of the Sweden Democrats in October 2001. The party described itself as a democratic nationalist and ethnopluralist party.[5] The party disbanded in April 2014.[citation needed]

In the 2002 general election the party received 9,248 votes,[6] far below the 4 percent threshold necessary for parliamentary representation. In the 2006 general election the party received 3,064 votes (0.06%), however they had representation in two municipalities south of Stockholm.[7][8] In the 2010 general election the party received 1,141 votes (0.02%).[9] The chairman of the party was Marc Abramsson.

On 2 February 2008, the old party logo consisting of a blue and yellow sail was replaced with an orange cloudberry flower.[10]

Ideology[edit]

ND's ideology was described as xenophobic and/or racist.[11] The party rejected these descriptions.[12][13]

The party was critical of United States foreign policy and of NATO.[14][15] The party also opposed what it called the "imperialist occupations of Serbia, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan."[15]

Electoral results[edit]

Parliament (Riksdag)[edit]

Election year # of overall votes  % of overall vote # of overall seats won +/- Notes
2002 9,248 0.17
0 / 349
Increase
2006 3,064 0.11
0 / 349
Decrease 0
2010 1,141 0.02
0 / 349
Decrease 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nd.se/skolarbete/default.asp#02
  2. ^ Aftonbladet: Planen: ta över Sverige. Aftonbladet.se (5 August 2006). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  3. ^ SR: Högerextremister hyrde kursgård som ägs av staten. Sr.se (25 November 2004). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ Expo: Partierna som odlar böghatet. Expo.se (2 August 2003). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  5. ^ Nationaldemokraterna. Nd.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012. Archived 30 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Val till riksdagen övriga partier 2002. (PDF) . Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  7. ^ Val till kommunfullmäktige i Södertälje. Val.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  8. ^ Val till kommunfullmäktige i Nykvarn. Val.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  9. ^ Val till riksdagen 2010. Val.se (23 September 2010). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  10. ^ www.nationaldemokraterna.se. "ND offentliggör ny partifärg – Nationaldemokraterna". Nd.se. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  11. ^ "En mörk dag för Sveriges brevbärare" – Nyheter – Expressen.se – Sveriges bästa nyhetssajt!. Expressen.se (24 March 2006). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  12. ^ Nationaldemokraterna. Nd.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Nationaldemokraterna. Nd.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Nationaldemokraterna. Nd.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ a b Nationaldemokraterna Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

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