Just a late note about the Swedish Green Party’s conference last week-end. The most noteworthy event was that the delegates voted for a declaration that the party should consider all possible coalitions – that meant one possibly including the Swedish Conservative Party.
This follows some positioning regarding possible cooperations after the September elections. The Left Party famously threatened to bring down a Social-Democratic led coalition which didn’t include the Leftists.
Another issue worth mentioning is the party’s stance on EU membership. In its original version section 30 of the proposed election platform called for a rejection of the EU constitution and the development of a different kind of European cooperation.
In the end, the party’s governing committee in a pre-emptive move decided to change the formulation to a demand for a referendum on the European constitution and Swedish withdrawal from the EU.
How a rejection of Swedish EU membership could possibly be combined with entering a coalition with the Conservative Party stretches my imagination. How this outright rejection of Sweden’s membership of the EU will affect the Green Party’s chances in the negotiations about the formation of a new government after the September elections remains to be seen.