Swedish far right party leader fears possible loss of influence as the social democrats looks to dominate while others falter
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Leader of the Sweden Democrats (SD) Jimmie Akesson is concerned about
the persistent poor performance of the smaller Swedish political
parties, Christian Democrats and the Centre Party as their poll numbers
remain unconvincing. He fears that of the Social Democrats forms a
majority government, his party's influence will die away.
"There is a risk that we may have Social Democratic majority government
as two bourgeois parties are falling out. As such, we'll get no
influence at all, "said Åkesson to Swedish news agency, TT in his
annual summer talk in Sölvesborg on Saturday.
For super the election year 2014, the party is investing between Skr40
and Skr60 million on strengthening its balance of power position in the
"Judging by the looks of this legislature, we will not have any free
influence. We need to be so large that we cannot be ignored, "he says.
One of the topics for Åkesson's speech is the party's support for the
forth-coming fifth tax credit, a tax cut which the government want to
use a tool to claw back some support which is already moving to the
The question is will that be enough for the far rights given that the
party's strongest stance has been presenting the difference between
native Swedes and the immigrants and believing that taking Sweden back
to the 1930s when the Nazis ruled is the best way to modernise Sweden.
As such, some weak thinking Swedes have joined the ban wagon in the
hate and anti immigration crusade that brought the party to political
importance into the Swedish parliament, thus stamping Sweden on the map
as one of the countries that implicitly endorses racism.
Even though Swedish voters are looking for parties that promise them
policies that would strengthen community cohesion, investments, jobs
and economic growth, business development and improved welfare, the
question again continues that where does the Sweden Democrats stand on
these issues. How are they hoping to create jobs if Sweden is to be
isolated from the EU and the rest of the world given that Sweden must
export or die?
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