Survey: Left Party wants election alliance
A survey suggests that most local Left Party groups want to be part of any future Social Democrat/Green government after the 2014 election. "There are only two parties relevant for us: the Social Democrats and the Green Party," says Left Party leader Jonas Sjöstedt.
The Left Party, which grew out of Sweden's Communist Party, was part of an election alliance with the Social Democrats and Greens in the last election 2010, but this grouping gained fewer votes than the centre-right Alliance for Sweden coalition.
Of the Left Party's 300 local groups, around half replied to the survey, which was sent out in February. Of those that replied 61 percent said that they wanted to be part of a Social Democrat/Green government. But 20 percent wanted the Left Party to only work with the Social Democrats.