Center Party drops polygamy in statement of general policies

Presenting the Center Party's statement of general policies Monday, the party's leader Annie Lööf rejected some of the more controversial ideas that a working group in the party floated just before Christmas.

"Many of the controversial suggestions have been struck," says Lööf, "like the ones on polygamy, changing inheritance rights, getting rid of compulsory school and the definition of a minimal state, that is to say that the state should be as little as possible."

She stressed however that the document, even in its changed form, presents a vision, and that the suggestions the Board proposes are based on input from the party's members.

In the long run, Lööf said the party should work for people to be able to move freely across borders, even if this brings challenges in the short term. She says that the freedom of movement people enjoy in much of the EU should actually comprise the whole world, and she sees this as a matter of every person's equal worth which she sees a sa in issue of every person's equal worth.

Lööf describes the party's ideology as green, decentralized and socially oriented.

The policies will be discussed and fixed at a congress at the end of March.

According to opinion polls, the Center party does not have enough support to be elected into the Swedish Parliament, if elections were held today.