M = Moderates, FP = Liberals, C = Centre Party, KD = Christian Democrats, S = Social Democrats, V = Left Party, MP = Green Party, SD = Sweden Democrats, JL = Junilistan, PP = Pirate Party, FI = Feminist Initiative, ÖVR = Others

Greens and Left Party could do well in European Elections

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The Green Party and the Left Party could see a boost in support in this Spring's election to the European Parliament, according to a new poll carried out for Swedish Radio News.

Both parties would get over ten percent of the vote, way above their polling ratings for the upcoming national election in September. The Liberals also look like doing well in May.

However, the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats may not do as well as they had hoped. In this poll they score only 4.8 percent support, way below their figures in the opinion polls for the national elections. It is however an improvement from the last elections to the European Parliament when the Sweden Democrats only got 3.5 percent. Herman Melzer, Swedish Radio's EU correspondent says that the party is pushing harder to get into the European Parliament this time around.

"The Sweden Democrat voters didn't want to participate last time because they don't like the union, but now their party leader is pushing for the party to get in," Herman Melzer says.

The Christian Democrats could also struggle in May, according to the new figures, they would only get 2.8 percent of the vote, meaning they lose their only seat in the European Parliament. The Pirate Party would also lose both their seats. Herman Melzer says the Christian Democrats may very well lose their seats.

"The Christian Democrats have a very well-known top candidate, but we will have to see if that is enough. They could fail to get in this time," Melzer says.

55 percent of those asked said they were going to vote in the May election.

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