- Communist Party (Sweden)
Leader Anders Carlsson Founded 1970 Headquarters Marx-Engelshuset, Fjärde Långgatan 8B, Gothenburg Newspaper Proletären Ideology Communism,
Political position Far left International affiliation None European affiliation None European Parliament Group None Official colours Red Municipalities: Website http://www.kommunistiskapartiet.org/ Politics of Sweden
1970-1977 it was known as the Communist League Marxist-Leninists (the revolutionaries) (Kommunistiska Förbundet Marxist-Leninisterna (revolutionärerna), abbreviated KFML(r)) and during 1977-2004 it had the name Communist Party Marxist-Leninists (the revolutionaries) (Kommunistiska Partiet Marxist-Leninisterna (revolutionärerna), abbreviated KPML(r)).
KFML(r) was founded through a split in the pro-Beijing KFML. "The (r)s" ("(r)-arna") considered that KFML had approached reformism and was not a genuine workers' movement. In 1970 it began publishing the weekly Proletären (The Proletarian).
During the 1980s, KPML(r) achieved representation in some munipicalities, including Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. The Gothenburg region has always been the strongest point of KPML(r). During the period of 1970 to 1999 the party chairman was Frank Baude. The current chairman is Anders Carlsson.
The 14th Party Congress, held in Gothenburg January 6–8, 2005 decided to change the name of the party to the Communist Party.
The party does not participate in elections to the national nor the European parliaments. It doesn't contest national parliament elections due to tactical reasons, whereas it advocates boycott of the European parliament elections. It contests municipal elections in some municipalities.
Its members and sympathisers includes - or included - several Swedish celebrities, such as actors Sven Wollter, Lasse Brandeby and Kent Andersson and musicians Ken, Totta Näslund and Fred Åkerström, all of whom have participated in events and gatherings arranged by the party.
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