Sveriges Socialdemokratiska Arbetarparti, or the Social Democrat Labour Party of Sweden, is a political party in Sweden. The party was founded in 1889, and in 1917 a split occurred when the communists and revolutionaries left to form a separate party.
|Current Leader||Göran Persson|
|Political ideology||Social Democrat|
|Election results||39.9 % (2002)|
|Seats in Parliament||144 (349)|
Ideologically the party is Social Democrat and has a base of blue-collar workers, intellectuals, and public sector employees. It derives much of its power from strong links with the National Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions or LO, which represents around 90 percent of Sweden's blue-collar workers. The party program combines a commitment to social welfare programs and government direction of the economy.
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