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Party funding law attacked over secret donors

Sweden is one of the only countries in Europe with no rules on how political parties get their money, and the government's proposal for a law has been attacked because it does not cover anonymous donations.

The conservative Moderate Party wants to write into law the current voluntary agreement to reveal party donations. But the biggest opposition party, the Social Democrats, say the law fails by not including all anonymous donations, or covering elections at the county or municipal level.

The government is likely to get its proposal through, since the right-wing populist Sweden Democrat Party does not want its donors to lose their anonymity, reports news agency TT.

The new law would allow secret donations, but only to a value of under SEK 22,000.

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