Miljöpartiet, the Swedish Greens, won just over 4 percent of the vote in national elections securing them a place in the Swedish parliament for the 8th time.

Commenting on the elections, European Green Party co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said:

“As part of a red-green coalition for the past four years, the Swedish Greens have put climate at the heart of their agenda. They succeeded in enshrining Europe’s most ambitious national climate goals into law, introducing an eco-friendly aviation tax, and doubling the budget for climate policy. Their campaign slogan was: The climate can’t wait.

“In an adverse political environment, which was dominated by a national debate on immigration tinged by racism, and after having polled close to the parliamentary threshold for some time, Miljöpartiet lost votes, but managed to retain the parliamentary status. We congratulate their 15 elected MPs and will support them as best we can in their efforts to gain new strength. Together with them, we are already looking forward to the European elections of 2019.”