Miljöpartiet: Med vittring på regeringsmakten
The Green Party – With a Scent of Governmental Power In the 2014 national election the Green party (MP) had hopes to become Sweden’s third largest party. Instead it lost voter support from 7.3 to 6.9 percent, but still ended up in government. The following analysis of MP in the 2014 elections depart from the party’s background as a new and alternative party based in the new divi- sions that have emerged due to globalization and the post-industrial society. We argue that this characterizes both the party’s inner workings and its electoral base as its ability to act in the parliamentary arena. At the same time, we note that the party voters still mainly associate the party with environmental policy, which link the election results to the saliency of environmental issues on the political agenda. We conclude by noting that the Green Party can be seen as a very modern party well adapted to the multi-level democracy which today characterizes Sweden.