June List to Enter Parliamentary Elections
A Euro-sceptic Swedish political party that successfully ran in the elections to the European Parliament says it will be fielding candidates in next year’s parliamentary elections here.
The “June List” won more than 14 percent of the votes in the EU election, which translated into 3 of Sweden’s 19 seats in Strasbourg. After months of discussions, they announced Monday they would be entering national politics.
But the party’s leading member, Euro MP Nils Lundgren, refuses to say whether they will support the center-left or the center-right block until after the election. They also have no plans for a common platform, and Lundgren says candidates can have their own.
However, in the economic platform presented Monday, the June List calls for lower taxes, tax deductions for families with children, and more tax deductions for motorists.