Vänstern i Svenska kyrkan

Swedish political party

Vänstern i Svenska kyrkan (English: The Left in the Church of Sweden) is a nominating group of consisting of members of the Left Party that work within the Church of Sweden. In 2001, the Left Party had decided to participate with their own list for the Church Assembly elections. The participation did however flop (the party got 1.8%), and there was a large deal of dissatisfaction within the party concerning one of the assembly members elected (a priest, who did not support the party policy of supporting gay rights). Ahead of the 2005 elections, the Left Party decided not to run. Instead, ViSK was formed by a group of individual party members who wanted to run. The Left Party did not give any financial support to the electoral campaign of ViSK.

ViSK presented lists in five dioceses, and got 1.1% of the vote and three assembly members elected to the Church Assembly.

External links

  • ViSK - Vänstern i Svenska kyrkan homepage.
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Left Party
Party leaders
Party leader
Party secretary
Parliamentary group leader
In office
  • Never been in government1
  • Young Left
  • Left Students League
  • Left Party LGBT Network
  • Socialist Pioneers of Sweden
  • Vänstern i Svenska kyrkan
History, ideology och cooperation
1On several occasions the Left Party has collaborated with Social Democratic governments
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Svenska kyrkans heraldiska vapen
Assembly Elections
Nominating groups
See also