Young Swedes SDU

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Young Swedes SDU
Ungsvenskarna SDU
Secretary GeneralArvid Torstensson
SpokespersonEmil Eneblad
Founded1 October 2015
Preceded bySweden Democratic Youth
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Membershipc. 800 members (2016)[1]
IdeologySwedish nationalism
Social conservatism[2]
National conservatism
Economic liberalism[3]
Mother partySweden Democrats
European affiliationEuropean Young Conservatives[4]

Young Swedes (Swedish: Ungsvenskarna [ˈɵ̂ŋˌsvɛnskaɳa ɛsdeːˈʉː] ) have been the youth section within the Sweden Democrats since 1 October 2015. National spokesperson since October 2022 is Emil Eneblad.[5] According to Jimmie Åkesson, the party leader of the Sweden Democrats, the wing's main goal is to "attract young people to vote for the party".[6] The section itself says that its main task is to "prepare young people to become future Sweden Democratic politicians." They use Engelbrektsbågen as a symbol and describes itself as democratic and socially conservative with a nationalist outlook.[7]

Unlike the former youth section Sweden Democratic Youth, the Young Swedes demands that its members are also members of the Sweden Democrats. The minimum age for membership in the section is 13 years.[8] A difference compared to the other youth section in Sweden is that the delegates to the Young Swedes congresses are not elected by the sections members, instead being appointed by its national board.[9]


The new youth section was founded after the mother party broke ties with their original youth organization after the organisation was accused of racism and ties with extremist groups.[10][11] The conflict culminated during the original youth organization congress in September 2015, when the election committees candidate Jessica Ohlson won the battle for the position of national spokesperson against the party leaderships candidate Tobias Andersson.[12] A few hours after the congress, the Sweden Democrats decided to break with their youth organization, and a few days later the entire organizations leadership was expelled from the party.[13]

On 1 October 2015, the Sweden Democrats launched their new youth section with Tobias Andersson as national spokesperson.[14]


Both the name "Ungsvenskarna" and the symbol Engelbrektsbågen were previously used by the current Moderate Youth League after the General Electoral League (Allmänna Valmansförbundet) (the current Moderate Party) broke with their former youth organization SNF, since they had begun to approach nazism.[15]

The Young Swedes national spokesperson Tobias Andersson expressed in an interview that the Moderate Youth League would probably "have problems" with the use of the name and symbol, but that "there will be some talk about this and that it's positive for us". The Moderate Youth League's chairman at the time, Rasmus Törnblom, for his part, announced that his youth league was reviewing the possibilities of legally questioning the use of the name and symbol.[16]

National spokesperson


  1. ^ "Kampen om nationalismen: SDU och Ungsvenskarna ett år efter brytningen" [The struggle for nationalism: SDU and Ungsvenskarna one year after the break]. (in Swedish). 17 November 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Vår politik" [Our policies]. Young Swedes SDU. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Ekonomi- och arbetsmarknadspolitik".
  4. ^ "MEMBERSHIP". European Young Conservatives. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Vilka vi är" [Who we are]. Ungsvenskarna (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  6. ^ Ett nytt fräscht SDU [A new, fresh SDU] (YouTube video). Young Swedes SDU. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Det här är SDU – Sverigedemokratisk ungdom". Sverigedemokratisk ungdom. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Sverigedemokraternas partistadgar" (PDF). Sverigedemokraterna. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Ungsvenskar i intern strid om Natoansökan". dagens Nyheter. 19 November 2016.
  10. ^ Daniel Poohl (10 April 2015). "SD-konfliktens ABC". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Kasselstrand: "Interndemokrati existerar inte" [Video]". 12 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  12. ^ Mathias Gerdfeldter (12 September 2015). "Jessica Ohlson ny SDU-ordförande". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  13. ^ TT, Frida Svensson (18 September 2015). "Sverigedemokraterna utesluter SDU-toppar". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  14. ^ TT (2 October 2015). "SDU tar MUF:s gamla namn och logga". Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  15. ^ Möller, Tommy. 2011. Svensk politisk historia - Strid och samverkan under 200 år.
  16. ^ TT (2 October 2015). "SDU tar MUF:s gamla namn och logga". Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  17. ^ "Emil Eneblad ny ordförande för SD:s Ungsvenskarna". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 16 October 2022.

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