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Swedish “Left Party” changes name to “Welfare Party”

07/19/2010

From The Local via VerumSerum:

The Left Party has changed its name, albeit temporarily, in order to profile its core issues and arrest the long-term slide in voter support, hoping to deflect criticism of party leader Lars Ohly.

“Our V [from Vänsterpartiet] today stands for the Welfare Party [Välfärdspartiet],” Ohly told SvD.se on Monday. “We want to create the world’s best welfare system without profit interests. This is our most important election issue.”

Ohly sees his party as welfare’s strongest defenders, even against its coalition partners, the Social Democrats and Green Party.

Well, at least they’re being honest about their goals.  Unlike their Democratic counterparts in the United States.

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