National Democrats (Sweden)

The National Democrats (Nationaldemokraterna, ND) was a political party in Sweden, formed by a radical faction of the Sweden Democrats (SD) in October 2001 after they were expelled from the SD. The party described itself as a democratic nationalist and ethnopluralist party.[5] The party disbanded on 23 April 2014.[6]

National Democrats
Nationaldemokraterna
AbbreviationND
LeaderMarc Abramsson
Founded12 August 2001
Dissolved23 April 2014
Split fromSweden Democrats
HeadquartersStockholm
NewspaperNationell Idag
Youth wingNational Democratic Youth
IdeologyUltranationalism
Right-wing populism
Ethnopluralism
Third Position[1]
Anti-communism[1]
Anti-capitalism[1]
Political positionFar-right[2][3][4]
European affiliationEuronat
Alliance of European National Movements
Colours  Orange
Party flag
Nationaldemokraterna flag.png

In the 2002 general election the party received 9,248 votes,[7] 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.[8][9] In the 2010 general election the party received 1,141 votes (0.02%).[10] 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.[11]

IdeologyEdit

ND's ideology was described as xenophobic and/or racist.[12] The party rejected these descriptions.[13][14]

The party was critical of United States foreign policy and of NATO.[15][16] The party also opposed what it called the "imperialist occupations of Serbia, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan."[16]

Electoral resultsEdit

Parliament (Riksdag)Edit

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

LeadershipEdit

Party leaderEdit

  • Anders Steen (2001–2004)
  • Tomas Johansson (2004–2005)
  • Nils-Eric Hennix (2005–2006)
  • Marc Abramsson (2006–2014)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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 Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine. 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. ^ "Nationaldemokraterna läggs ned". DN.SE. 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ Val till riksdagen övriga partier 2002. (PDF). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  8. ^ Val till kommunfullmäktige i Södertälje. Val.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  9. ^ Val till kommunfullmäktige i Nykvarn. Val.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  10. ^ Val till riksdagen 2010. Val.se (23 September 2010). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  11. ^ nationaldemokraterna.se. "ND offentliggör ny partifärg – Nationaldemokraterna". Nd.se. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  12. ^ "En mörk dag för Sveriges brevbärare" – Nyheter – Expressen.se – Sveriges bästa nyhetssajt!. Expressen.se (24 March 2006). Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
  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. ^ Nationaldemokraterna. Nd.se. Retrieved on 13 January 2012. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ a b Nationaldemokraterna Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit