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Libertas Sweden

Libertas Sverige
Leader Jesper Katz[1]
Founded 3 March 2009[1]
Headquarters Svartviksvägen 21, 16741 Stockholm[1][2]
Ideology anti-Lisbon Treaty, Euroscepticism
European affiliation Libertas.eu
European Parliament group none
Colours blue, gold
Website
www.libertas.eu/sweden
Politics of Sweden
Political parties
Elections

Libertas Sweden (Swedish: Libertas Sverige) is a political party in Sweden. It intended to contend the 2009 European Parliament elections under a common banner with Declan Ganley's Libertas.eu.

History

On 26 February 2009, Libertas announced that it wanted to open a branch in Sweden and appealed for the 1500 signatures required to register as a political party in Sweden.[2] The results were submitted[3] to the Valmyndigheten (the Swedish Election Authority) 58 minutes before the deadline expired.[4] Unusually,[4] they were not submitted as a list of signatures: instead, a document from a Notary Public certifying that the signatures existed was submitted in its place.[4]

Libertas Sweden (Libertas Sverige) was set up under Jesper Katz,[1][5] a former member of Junilistan. Sören Wibe[6] of Junilistan stated that Ganley had visited Sweden in January[6] and offered Junilistan 10 million kronor (SEK)[6] to rename the party to "Junilistan - Libertas",[6] and that Junilistan had rejected the offer and Libertas.[6]

Libertas.eu held a press conference on April 27 at which Stefan Kihlberg, the former party secretary of Ny Demokrati (NyD)[7] was introduced as the head of the Libertas list in Sweden.[7]

European Parliament elections, 2009

Libertas Sweden intended to contend the here.

On 21 May 2009 Libertas Sweden announced that it was ending its campaign, stating that it did not have the resources to cover the cost of printing and transporting ballots.[8]

Personnel

Person Position
Jesper Katz[1][5] Leader

See also

References

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