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Sweden Democrat with Nazi past joins council board

Curt Linusson at a 2003 demonstration against plans to build a mosque in Skövde. Photo: Johan Främst / Scanpix

Curt Linusson, an extreme-right politician with Nazi sympathies, is expected to take up his post at the city council of Lidköping in West Sweden today.

Linusson was assigned the seat after the Sweden Democrats’ previous council member moved out of Lidköping.

The Left Youth association planned a demonstration during today’s council meeting, reports the local newspaper Nya Lidköpings-Tidningen.

Linusson has been a UN soldier and a platoon chief in the Swedish National Home Guard.

Sweden Democrat spokesman, Martin Kinnunen, has said that the party would have prevented Linusson from taking up the post if it could.

In a recent interview with the Aftonbladet newspaper, Kinnunen described Linusson's route to the Lidköping council as a "coup" orchestrated by local Nazis.

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