Social Democrats to announce party's NATO stance on Sunday

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  • The ruling Social Democrat party said it would announce on May 15 its position on whether it believes the country should apply for NATO membership.

  • At a media briefing Monday morning, party chair Tobias Baudin said the party has decided to move up its decision, stating that it was advantageous to keep pace with Finland's decision-making process and not wait until a week later.

  • The Social Democrat party has historically opposed NATO membership and if it does decide in favour of joining, then there would be a clear majority for it in Swedish parliament.