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The Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna or KD) is a political party in Sweden. The party was founded in the 1960s but did not enter parliament until 1985 in an electoral alliance with the Centre Party and on their own accord in 1991. The leader since April 3, 2004 is Göran Hägglund. He succeeded Alf Svensson, who had been the party's leader since 1973.

Kristdemokraterna
Current Leader Göran Hägglund
Established 1964
Symbol Wood Anemone
Political ideology Christian Democrat
Assembly
Election result
Seats
Riksdag
9.1 % (2002)
33 (349)
Assembly
Election result
Seats
Party group
European Parliament
5.5 % (2004)
1 (19)
EPP
In Government 1991-1994


Ideologically it is a Nordic Christian Democrat party, having a big part of their voter base among those who belong to free churches - Methodists, Baptists, etc. They seek better ethical practices in government and the teaching of traditional values in the schools. They also want to improve care for the elderly and have an extensive family policy program.


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References

External links

  • Kristdemokraterna (http://www.kristdemokraterna.se/) - Official site

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Comments on 20152 | MetaFilter (1251 words)
You mustn't forget that Kristdemokraterna (The Christian Democratic Party) is one of the most conservative parties we've got in this country.
In related stories, a local politician in Piteå once proposed a total fl out in early april so people would have sex, thus increasing Piteå's chances of becoming the town in which the first swedish baby of the millennium was born.
And Kristdemokraterna is not against immigration, so I don't think xenophobia is behind her suggestion.
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