Left Party (Sweden)

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Left Party
116 / 1,597
Municipal councils[7]
750 / 12,780

The Left Party (

left-wing of the political spectrum.[5][19][20]

The party has never been part of a government at the national level, though it has lent parliamentary support to governments led in the

confidence-and-supply arrangement with the ruling Social Democrats and the Green Party. From 2014 to 2018 it supported the minority government of Social Democrats and Greens in the Riksdag, extending this cooperation to many of Sweden's counties and municipalities; and from 2018 to 2021, until the outset of the 2021 Swedish government crisis, it offered passive support to the Löfven II Cabinet
formed under the January Agreement, though disagreeing with some of the policies mandated by the Agreement.

The party originated as a split from the Social Democrats in 1917, as the Swedish Social Democratic Left Party (Sveriges socialdemokratiska vänsterparti

Maintenant le Peuple


First Communist Party group in the Second Chamber of the Swedish parliament in 1922. Standing from left: Viktor Herou, Verner Karlsson, J. P. Dahlén. Sitting from left: Karl Kilbom, August Spångberg, Helmer Molander, Carl Winberg


Revolutionary fervour engulfed Sweden in 1917.[22] Riots took place in many cities. In Västervik, a workers' council took control of day-to-day affairs. In Stockholm, soldiers marched together with workers on May Day. In the upper-class neighbourhood of Stockholm, Östermalm, residents formed paramilitary structures to defend themselves from a possible armed revolution.[23]

The party originated as a split from the Swedish Social Democratic Party in 1917, as the Swedish Social Democratic Left Party (Sveriges socialdemokratiska vänsterparti, SSV). The split occurred as the Social Democratic Party did not support the 1917 Bolshevik revolution in Russia, whereas SSV did support the Bolsheviks. Another reason for the split was also the opposition against the social democratic cooperation with the Liberals and the increasing militarism. The SSV brought with them 15 of the 87 Social Democratic members of parliament and the youth wing. Many of the breakaways were inspired by Lenin's revolutionary Bolsheviks, others by libertarian socialism. Almost all SSV leaders eventually returned to the Social Democrats (SAP), but the foundation was laid for a party on the left wing of the labor movement.[24]


In 1921, in accordance with the 21 theses of the Comintern, the party name was changed to Communist Party of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges kommunistiska parti [ˈsvæ̌rjɛs kɔmɵˈnɪ̌sːtɪska paˈʈiː] (listen); SKP [ɛskoːˈpeː] (listen)).[25] Liberal and non-revolutionary elements were purged. They regrouped under the name SSV. In total, 6,000 out of 17,000 party members were expelled.[citation needed]

. Around 5,000 party members followed Höglund.

On 23 and 24 January 1926, SKP organized a trade union conference with delegates representing 80,000 organized workers.

In 1927, SKP organized a conference of National Association of the Unemployed, and called for the abolition of the Unemployment Commission (AK).

1929 caricature in Folkets Dagblad Politiken, illustrating the Kilbom-led party as a mighty cruise ship and the Sillén-led party as a small rowboat lost at sea.

In 1929, a major split, the largest in the history of the party, took place. Nils Flyg, Karl Kilbom, Ture Nerman, all MPs, and the majority of the party membership were expelled by the Comintern. The expelled were called Kilbommare, and those loyal to the Comintern were called Sillenare (after their leader Hugo Sillén). Out of 17,300 party members, 4,000 sided with Sillén and the Comintern. Conflicts erupted locally over control of party offices and property. In Stockholm, the office of the central organ, held by the Kilbommare, was besieged by Comintern loyalists. Fist-fights erupted in Gothenburg, in a clash over control of the party office. Effectively, the Kilbom-Flyg factions continued to operate their party under the name of Socialist Party, soon renamed Socialistiska partiet. Notably, they took with them the central organ of the party, Folkets Dagblad Politiken. SKP started new publications, including Ny Dag and Arbetar-Tidningen


Under Sillén's leadership, the party adhered to the "Class against Class"-line, denouncing any co-operation with the Social Democrats. Sven Linderot, a dynamic young leader, become the party chairman.


The infamous Ådalen shootings of unarmed demonstrating workers took place in 1931. This development led to increased labour militancy and gave new life to the crisis-ridden SKP.

The Spanish Civil War began in 1936. SKP and its youth wing sent a sizeable contingent to fight in the International Brigades. 520 Swedes took part in the brigades and 164 of them died there.[26] Simultaneously, an extensive solidarity work for the Second Spanish Republic and the people of Spain was organized in Sweden.

During the 1930s, the party was rebuilt; as the Kilbom-Flyg party crumbled, the party base was enhanced. By 1939, SKP had 19,116 members.


The Second World War (1939–1945) was a difficult time for the party. The party was the sole political force in Sweden supporting the Soviet side in the Winter War, which was frequently used as a pretext for the repression against the party. The party supported Soviet military expansion along its Western border. Ny Dag, the main party organ, wrote on 26 July: "The border states have been liberated from their dependence of imperialist superpowers through the help from the great socialist worker's state."[a]

Moreover, the party supported the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. The Central Committee adopted a declaration in September 1939, which read: "The ruling cliques in England and France have in fear of Bolshevism, in their badly hidden sympathy for Fascism, in fear of workers power in Europe, refused to enter into an agreement with adoptable conditions for the Soviet Union to effectively crush the plans of the warmongers. They have supported the refusal of Poland to accept the Soviet help. The Soviet Union has thus, in clear accordance with its consequent politics of peace, through a non-aggression pact with Germany sought to defend the 170-million people of the first socialist state against Fascist attacks and the bottomless misery of a world war."[27]

When Nazi Germany invaded Norway in April 1940, SKP took a neutralist stand. In an article in Ny Dag, the German take-over in Norway was described as a "set-back for British imperialism".[28]

Following orders by the German legation in Stockholm, several repressive measures were taken by the Swedish government against the party. The main publications were effectively banned (they were banned from transportation, meaning it was illegal to carry the SKP newspapers by any form of vehicle). Key cadres of the party and youth league were detained in camps, officially as a part of their military service. In total, 3500 persons were interned at ten different camps, the great majority of them were communists.[29] Many party activists went underground, including the party chairman. A complete ban on the party was discussed in government circles, but never became effective.[30]

In 1940, the office of the regional party organ in

Liberal Party
in Stockholm.

During the war, the largest co-ordinated police action in Swedish history took place against the party. 3,000 policemen took part in raids on party offices and homes of party members all over the country. However, the raids failed to produce any evidence of any criminal activity of the party.

The party actively supported resistance struggles in Norway and Denmark. In northern Sweden, party-affiliated workers stole dynamite from mines, and smuggled them to the Norwegian resistance. In other parts, the party gave shelter to anti-fascist refugees.

As the military fortunes of the

Third Reich
turned sour, the party regained a strong position in Swedish politics. In the parliamentary elections of 1944, SKP got 10.3% of the votes.

In 1945, there was a nationwide metal workers' strike, led by SKP.

In the 1946 municipal elections, SKP got 11.2% of the votes. Party membership reached its historical peak, 51,000. These developments, along with developments in the international arena and new Soviet policies of

peaceful co-existence
, led the party to initiate a re-adjustment of its role in Swedish politics. The electoral gains strengthened the perception that the party would be able to come to power within the parliamentary framework. Likewise, the idea of a "united front" with the Social Democrats gained ground in the inner-party debate. The trade union policy of the party was changed towards a less conflictive position towards the Social Democracy within the trade union movement. These changes met with some resistance in the party ranks.

However, the onset of the Cold War became a difficult challenge to the party. The electoral gains of the post-war years would not last long. The prime minister Tage Erlander declared the intention to turn "every trade union into a battlefield against the communists".[31] Communists were purged from the trade union movement. However, the party continued its development of the united front strategy.


In the 1952 parliamentary by-elections in

Riksdag". Moreover, the two concerned counties were electoral districts where it was highly unlikely that any communist MP would be elected. However, the leftist minority within the party (led by Set Persson
) saw the new line as a capitulation to the Social Democrats.

Another issue concerned the youth league. The party took an initiative to create a broad-based youth movement, looking at similar developments in countries like Finland. In 1952, Democratic Youth (Demokratisk Ungdom [dɛmʊˈkrɑ̌ːtɪsk ˈɵ̂ŋdʊm] (listen)) was founded as a broad youth movement, parallel to the existing Young Communist League of Sweden. The hard-liners saw this as diluting the political character of the youth movement.

An issue of high symbolic importance was the decision of the party to promote joint May Day rallies with the Social Democrats. Yet another issue was the decision of the party to give financial support to the "labour press", which was essentially in the hands of the Social Democrats.

In March 1951, Hilding Hagberg became party chairman.[32]

The intra-party polemic reached its peak at the 1953 party congress. Persson fiercely exposed his criticism, particularly towards the new party chairman Hagberg, whom he branded as an opportunist. Persson was in turn accused of being an egoist, and of wanting to divide and damage the party. Criticism was delivered towards Persson by Knut Senander and Nils Holmberg, who said that Persson had to be held accountable for lack of political orientation and anti-party actions. Both Senander and Holmberg were considered as being part of the leftist section of the party, but on this occasion they appeared as the most firebrand defenders of the party line. Only a handful of delegates defended Persson, and those who did clearly highlighted that they did not fully share Persson's critique of the line of the party leadership. In a highly emotional conclusion of the debate, Persson declared his resignation from the party in a speech to the congress. After his departure a purge was carried out against Persson's followers within the party, out of whom several were expelled.

When Joseph Stalin died the same year, the party organized a memorial function, which was addressed by C.-H. Hermansson.

When the

Hungarian revolt
broke out in 1956, internal party debate surged on what stand the party should take. In the end, the party leadership chose to support the official Soviet line.


In 1961, leading party members founded the travel agency Folkturist, which specialized in tours to Eastern Europe.[33]

In 1964, C.-H. Hermansson was elected party chairman. Hermansson came from an academic background, unlike previous party leaders. Hermansson initiated a change in the political direction of the party towards Eurocommunism and Nordic Popular socialism.

Ahead of the 1967 party congress, a heated debate took place. Several distinct tendencies were present. One section wanted to transform the party into a non-communist party, on the lines of the Danish

Marxist-Leninistiska Kampförbundet

In 1968, VPK was the first Swedish party to publicly condemn the

Soviet intervention in Czechoslovakia. The party organized a demonstration outside the Soviet embassy in Stockholm, which was addressed by Hermansson. This disapproval of Soviet aggression was an exception among the Western communist parties.[citation needed
] The party line on Czechoslovakia irritated the pro-Soviet minority.

In the municipal elections of 1968, VPK received 3,8% of the votes, the lowest electoral result of the party in the post-war era. Lacking a functioning youth and students wing, the party was unable to capitalize on the international surge of youth radicalism.

At the onset of protests against the

National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
. Soon, VPK left the Swedish Vietnam Committee and many members became active in DFFG.


In 1970, the youth wing was refounded as Kommunistisk Ungdom (pronounced [kɔmɵˈnɪ̌sːtɪsk ˈɵ̂ŋdʊm] (listen); KU).

In 1972, the party shifted towards a more leftist position with the adaptation of a new party programme. The neo-Leninist tendency emerged as an important section of the party.

In 1975, Lars Werner was elected party chairman. The runner-up candidate was Rolf Hagel of the pro-Soviet group. Werner was elected with 162 votes at the party congress. Hagel got 74 votes.

In February 1977, the pro-Soviet minority left the party, and founded the Workers' Party – Communists (APK). The founder of APK took with them the newspaper Norrskensflamman and two MPs (Hagel and Alf Löwenborg). Between 1,500 and 2,000 VPK members joined APK.[b]


In 1980, VPK was active in the "No"-campaign in the plebiscite on nuclear power.


In 1990, VPK changed its name to Vänsterpartiet ((v), Left Party) and ceased to be a communist party.

In 1993, Werner resigned. Gudrun Schyman was elected party chairman.

In the 1994 parliamentary elections, the party received 6.2% of the votes. The prolonged electoral crisis of the party was thus ended. The influence of the party started to grow, especially amongst the youth. In the same year, the party was active in the "No"-campaign in the plebiscite on joining the European Union.

Having passed through a period of severe crisis, the party began to regain public support during the mid-1990s. In retrospect, the main factor behind this shift was not caused by the party itself, but by the fact that the Social Democrats had moved considerably towards the right during the preceding years, which had alienated much of its traditional votebank.

At the 1996 party congress, the Left Party declared itself to be feminist.

In 1998, the party obtained its best-ever result in a parliamentary election, getting 12% of the votes nationwide. Following the elections, the party entered into an arrangement with the

Social Democrats
, and started to support the government from outside.


In the

2002 parliamentary elections
, the voteshare of the party dropped by 3% to a total of 8.3%. Simultaneously, the Social Democrats regained 3%.

In 2003, Schyman resigned following tax irregularities. Ulla Hoffmann took over as interim leader.

The 2004 party congress elected Lars Ohly as the new party chairman. In the end of the year, Schyman left the party, becoming a parliamentary independent. Lars Ohly originally called himself a communist, but retracted that statement later.

In the same year, a two-part documentary on the party was broadcast on the

Uppdrag Granskning. The documentary focused mainly on the international relations of the party during the post-war era. Following the broadcast, debate surged once again concerning the relations of the party with the ruling parties in the former Socialist Bloc.[c]

In the September 2006 election, the Left Party got 317,228 votes (5.8%; in 2002: 8.4%), and therefore 22 Riksdag seats (previously 30). In the 2010 election, the party got 5.6% of the votes (334,053 votes) and 19 seats.

On 7 December 2008, the Social Democrats launched a

political and electoral alliance known as the Red-Greens, together with the Left Party and the Green Party


The parties contested the 2010 general election on a joint manifesto, but lost the election to the incumbent centre-right coalition The Alliance. On 26 November 2010, the Red-Green alliance was dissolved.[34]

On 6 January 2012, after Ohly had announced his resignation, the Left Party congress elected Jonas Sjöstedt as the new party chairman.


On 31 October 2020, the party elected Nooshi Dadgostar as party leader, following the retirement of Sjöstedt.[35]

On 15 June 2021, the party withdrew its support for the coalition government, after a disagreement on rent controls.[36]

Ideology and policies

Labor policy

The party opposes further liberalization of the Employment Protection Act, and vowed to initiate a vote of no confidence against the Löfven II Cabinet if they were to attempt such a liberalization.[37]


The Left Party claims that Sweden does not have

high schools.[38] Feminism as a concept was introduced in the party program in 1997, but it believes that it has always worked to strengthen women's rights. Feminist theory has grown into the party since the 1960s, when the women's movement gained a theoretical basis beyond Marxism

During the 2020 - 2022 mandate period, five of the seven members (71%) of the Left Party's executive committee, and ten of the 16 other board members (63%), are female.

LGBT policy

The party supports equality for the LGBT community in ''matrimonial law, inheritance law, and family law''. The party also sees its feminism as linked to its pro-LGBT stance.[39]

Immigration and integration

The party supports a generous immigration policy, granting refugees permanent residency, and prioritizing family re-unification.[40][41] A strong welfare system and the uniting of families is necessary for refugees to be able to integrate in society, according to the Left Party.[42]

Foreign policy

In regards to the

1967 border. The party calls for the freezing of EU trade agreements with Israel, ending Swedish military co-operation and arms trade with Israel, and a general consumer boycott of Israeli goods to put pressure on Israel.[43][44]

In February 2019, the party dropped a long-held policy that Sweden should leave the European Union.[45] However, by 2022 the party's platform was amended to support leaving the EU once again and called for the European Parliament to be either abolished or fundamentally changed.[46]

The Left Party opposes joining NATO, stating that they support neutrality and freedom of alliance, and calls for a left-wing alliance in Europe to ensure the dissolution of NATO.[47]


The Left Party advocates for the abolition of the Swedish monarchy, instead favoring republicanism.[18]


During its history, there have been several splits of various significance:

  • 1919: A group opposed to joining the
    left the party.
  • 1921: A group refusing to go along with the name-change to SKP was expelled. They formed their own party, called
  • 1924: Zeth Höglund split, and formed his own SKP.
  • 1929: Leader Karl Kilbom and the majority of the party were expelled by the Comintern. Kilbom formed a parallel SKP.
  • 1956: Set Persson formed the Communist Labour League of Sweden.
  • 1967: Pro-China elements formed the KFML.
  • 1977: Pro-
    Workers Party - Communists
  • 2004: Party chair Gudrun Schyman split from the party, and formed the Feminist Initiative.

Electoral results

Parliament (Riksdag)

Percentage of votes by year:

  • 1973


  • 1976


  • 1979


  • 1982


  • 1985


  • 1988


  • 1991


  • 1994


  • 1998


  • 2002


  • 2006


  • 2010


Election Votes % Seats +/– Government
1917 59,243 8.0 (#4)
11 / 230
Increase 11 Opposition
1920 42,056 6.4 (#5)
7 / 230
Decrease 4 Opposition
1921 80,355 4.6 (#5)
7 / 230
Steady 0 Opposition
1924 63,301 3.6 (#6)
4 / 230
Decrease 3 Opposition
1928 151,567 6.4 (#5)
8 / 230
Increase 4 Opposition
1932 74,245 3.0 (#6)
2 / 230
Decrease 6 External support
1936 96,519 3.3 (#6)
5 / 230
Increase 3 External support
1940 101,424 3.5 (#5)
3 / 230
Decrease 2 External support
1944 318,466 10.3 (#5)
15 / 230
Increase 12 External support
1948 244,826 6.3 (#5)
8 / 230
Decrease 7 External support
1952 164,194 4.3 (#5)
6 / 230
Decrease 3 External support
1956 194,016 5.0 (#5)
6 / 231
Increase 1 Opposition
1958 129,319 3.4 (#5)
5 / 231
Decrease 1 External support
1960 190,560 4.5 (#5)
5 / 232
Steady 0 External support
1964 221,746 5.2 (#5)
8 / 233
Increase 3 External support
1968 145,172 3.0 (#5)
3 / 233
Decrease 5 External support
1970 236,659 4.8 (#5)
17 / 350
Increase 14 External support
1973 274,929 5.3 (#5)
19 / 350
Increase 2 External support
1976 258,432 4.8 (#5)
17 / 349
Decrease 2 Opposition
1979 305,420 5.6 (#5)
20 / 349
Increase 3 Opposition
1982 308,899 5.6 (#5)
20 / 349
Steady 0 External support
1985 298,419 5.4 (#5)
19 / 349
Decrease 1 External support
1988 314,031 5.8 (#5)
21 / 349
Increase 2 External support
1991 246,905 4.5 (#7)
16 / 349
Decrease 5 Opposition
1994 342,988 6.2 (#5)
22 / 349
Increase 6 External support
1998 631,011 12.0 (#3)
43 / 349
Increase 21 External support
2002 444,854 8.4 (#5)
30 / 349
Decrease 13 External support
2006 324,722 5.9 (#6)
22 / 349
Decrease 8 Opposition
2010 334,053 5.6 (#7)
19 / 349
Decrease 3 Opposition
2014 356,331 5.7 (#6)
21 / 349
Increase 2 External support
2018 518,454 8.0 (#5)
28 / 349
Increase 7 Opposition
with other arrangements
2022 437,050 6.8 (#4)
24 / 349
Decrease 4 Opposition

European Parliament

Election Votes % Seats +/-
1995 346,764 12.9 (#4)
3 / 22
1999 400,073 15.8 (#3)
3 / 22
Steady 0
2004 321,344 12.8 (#4)
2 / 19
Decrease 1
2009 179,222 5.7 (#6)
1 / 18
Decrease 1
2014 234,272 6.3 (#7)
1 / 20
Steady 0
2019 282,300 6.8 (#7)
1 / 20
Steady 0

Party leaders


  • Blekinge Folkblad (1943–1957)
  • Bohustidningen (1946–1948)
  • Borås Folkblad (1943–1957)
  • Dalarnes Folkblad (1917–1925)
  • Dalarnes Folkblad (1940–1956)
  • Folkviljan (1942–1957)
  • Folkviljan (1980–1989)
  • Gästriklands Folkblad (1921–1922)
  • Hälsingekuriren (1919–1923)
  • Kalmar Läns–Kuriren (1923–1942)
  • Norra Småland (1918–1923)
  • Norrlandskuriren (1922)
  • Norrskensflamman
  • Piteåbygden (1920)
  • Röda Röster (1919–1930)
  • Skånes Folkblad (1918–1922)
  • Smålandsfolket (1940)
  • Örebro Läns Arbetartidning (1940–1956)
  • Örebro Läns Folkblad (1919–1920)
  • Övre Dalarnes Tidning (1917–1920)

See also


  1. ^ The executive editor of Ny Dag, Gustav Johansson (also a long-term Communist MP) concluded after a trip to the occupied Baltics states in 1940: "I have seen three countries, that in the past used to belong to the worst reactionary terror countries of Europe, transformed into free Soviet republics through a peaceful revolution." Both quotes found in Küng, A. Archived 2006-05-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Intelligence reports reveals that the pro-Soviet minority had direct consultations with the embassies of the Soviet Union and East Germany prior to the split. However, it appears that both the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Socialist Unity Party of Germany had urged the group to preserve the unity of VPK. SOU 2002:93 Archived 2006-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, p. 247–251.
  3. ^ The author of the documentary was Janne Josefsson. The background material of the documentary consisted mainly of VPK publications. The new information presented in the documentary consisted partly of anecdotes of Werner's informal relations to the GDR embassy and an individual party member's meetings with the GDR embassy and the KSČ during the 1970s. Nevertheless, the documentary had a significant impact in the public debate.


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  26. . 520 Swedes joined the International Brigades in Spain and 164--almost a third--died there.
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