Sunday, June 7, 2009



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Donald Duck Party

If you don't think of Donald Duck as a political figure, you haven't lived in Sweden very long.

With apologies to Bugs Bunny, SpongeBob SquarePants, and even Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck has a fine tradition of scoring high in Swedish national elections, among voters who favor the joke vote.

The Donald Duck Party (Kalle Anka-partiet) is a Swedish joke political party that gets votes without really existing. For a long time, it was unregistered and had neither leaders nor members, until Bosse Person registered it (along with a number of other parties). He is still the only member, though.

At the very most, the Donald Duck Party has scored enough write-in votes at points theoretically to be the country's ninth-most popular (in 1991, it received 1,535 votes). At that time, the political platform mainly contained the points "free liquor and wider sidewalks".

In the 2002 national election, the party received only 10 of 5,303,212 total votes.

In the 2006 elections, the party (including all spellings) received 225 votes, placing it in the middle of the pack - 21st place out of about 40 parties running for office. All votes were write-in.

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