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European Elections

Latest EU Poll: Moderates Losing Support

Published lördag 30 maj 2009 kl 11.21

Yet another opinion poll has been published ahead of next Sunday's European Parliamentary election. The poll makes good reading for the Greens and Liberal parties, both of which are over 10% in the polls, and less impressive reading for the conservative Moderates, who have fallen back almost five percentage points since April, and the Social Democrats are also falling slightly.

The pro file-sharing Pirate Party still look like getting a seat in the next European Parliament, while the far-right Sweden Democrats look like missing out.

The poll, which was carried out by polling institute SIFO for the broadsheet Svenska Dagbladet, revealed the following figures:

Social Democrats: 31.7 procent (-0.2% compared to the last poll)

Conservative Moderates: 22.6% (-1.3%)

Green Party 10.2% (+1.0%)

Liberals: 10.1 (+0.8)

Left Party: 6.5 (+1.4)

Pirate Party: 6.0 (+0.1)

Centre Party 5.2 (-0.3)

Christian Democrats: 3.1 (-0.5)

Sweden Democrats: 2.3 (+0.2)

June List: 1.9 (+0.1)

SIFO asked 1896 Swedes how they would vote in the upcoming EU election between 18th and 28th June.

Parties have to gain 4% of the national vote to win a seat in the European Parliament, according to the Swedish system of proportional representation. Sweden's current centre-right government is made up of the conservative Moderate, Liberal, Centre and Christian Democrat parties.

Polling stations are already open in Sweden for early and postal voting, the official election day is next Sunday.

You can find out more about the various political parties and their election manifestos by visiting our .

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