Citizens' Coalition

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Citizens' Coalition
Medborgerlig Samling
0 / 1,597
Municipal councils
9 / 12,780
Website
medborgerligsamling.se
Historical membership in 1-year intervals, 2017–Present
YearPop.±%
20171,000—    
20181,800+80.0%
source[5][6] —    

Citizens' Coalition (

conservative.[13]

Citizens' Coalition received 0,18 % of the vote in the

2018 Swedish municipal elections, the party holds four seats in municipal assemblies; two in Laholm[16] and one each in Höör,[17] and Torsås.[18][19]

History

The party was founded in 2014, initially as Borgerlig Framtid (Bourgeois Future) by the cook and nutrition consultant Patrik Evaeus, accountant Tomas Evaeus and journalist Anders Königsson.[20] The party name was later changed to Medborgerlig Samling (Citizens' Coalition), abbreviated as MED, at an extra general meeting during the fall of 2016. The name change was prompted by a falling out between Königsson, then party leader, and the party's board, leading to Königsson leaving the party to set up a new party, re-using the party name Borgerlig Framtid.[21][22][23] At the same general meeting Ilan Sadé was elected new chairman and party leader.

The party name Medborgerlig Samling was first registered with the

Swedish Election Authority,[24]
in 2017.

The party had, in the

Österåker, one seat.[29]

Ideology and political positions

Citizens' Coalition declares itself to be a liberal-conservative political party and favors a liberal economic policy as well as a conservative view of society and culture.[30]

The party policy includes a liberal financial policy, a strengthened emphasis on the individual's own responsibilities, as well as rights, and it has a conservative view on society and culture. The party promotes stronger national defense, including seeking NATO membership, added resources to the police and justice system and expanded individual rights to self defence; including a stand your ground law.[31] The party also wants to manage Sweden's Nordic model welfare system by greatly reducing asylum and refugee immigration, calling for the stronger integration of immigrants, abolishing state taxes on income and raising the standard tax deduction to SEK 100 000 per year.[32][33][34]

During the 2019 European parliament election, Citizens' Coalition pushed their vision of a drastically smaller EU limited to trade, environmental regulation and security with less EU political interference over member states.[35] Since 2018 the party has repeatedly highlighted the need for focus on the core services of the government, and pushing for a drastically smaller government and democratic renewal – in particular removing party subsidies and increased personal responsibility for politicians and government employees. At a party meeting in November 2020, a motion was adopted to oppose the Next Generation EU recovery fund and that the party will demand a referendum on EU membership in 2023 should no exceptions be made for Sweden by Brussels regarding the fund.[36]

The party is in favor of granting more power to the

United Kingdom. Notably, the monarch serving a ceremonial role during a change of government.[37]

Controversies

Stockholm Pride ban

MED was banned from participating in the Stockholm Pride festival in 2018, with festival officials citing several reasons, among them a perceived "obvious difference" in the festival's and the party's views on transgender people. Officials pointed to hateful messages on the festival's social media pages, the party's lack of specific LGBT politics and an article written by Sadé they say is evidence of transphobic politics.[38] Sadé, who is openly homosexual, denies the allegations made by Pride and stated that the exclusion was rather because Pride had been allegedly hijacked by "the Left's identity politics."[39]

Electoral results

Riksdag

Election year Votes % Seats +/− Notes
2018 13,056 0.20 (#11)
0 / 349
New Extra-parliamentary
2022 12,882 0.20 (#11)
0 / 349
Steady 0 Extra-parliamentary

European Parliament

Election # of overall votes % of overall votes Seats +/-
2019[40] 6,363 0.15 (#12)
0 / 20
New

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  11. ^ ""Skogsägare blir styvmoderligt behandlade"".
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  37. ^ Citizens' Coalition. "Idéprogram för Medborgerlig Samling" (PDF). medborgerligsamling.se (in Swedish). Malmö: Citizens' Coalition. p. 13. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 August 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2019. Sverige är och ska fortsättningsvis vara en konstitutionell monarki. Liksom i Danmark och Storbritannien borde monarken kunna tjäna som ceremoniell rådgivare vid regeringsskiften.
  38. ^ "Medborgerlig Samling får inte delta i Stockholm Pride". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
  39. ^ "Varför portas Medborgerlig Samling från Pride" (in Swedish).
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