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Communist Party of Sweden (1924)
In 1924 there was a split in Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti (Communist Party of Sweden). The editor of the party publication Folkets Dagblad - Politiken and prominent party leader, Zeth Höglund, was expelled. Höglund had advocated a larger autonomy of the Swedish party towards the Communist International. After Höglund's expulsion he launched a parallel SKP. One source claims around 2 500 party members joined him.
In August 1924 the SKP of Höglund started their own publication, the daily newspaper Den Nya Politiken (The New Politics), with Höglund as chief editor. They also started a youth league, Arbetarnas Ungdomsförbund (Workers Youth League).
In the Lower House Parliamentary elections of 1924 the SKP of Höglund fared badly. It received 26 301 votes and could only win a single MP. The ComIntern-affiliated SKP on the other hand had won four MPs. After the debacle in the elections an inner-party debate surged concerning a possible merger with the Social Democrats. In the end of 1925 an agreement was reached between the two parties. On December 1 1925 Den Nya Politiken ceased publication. After a decision taken by the Social Democratic leadership in January 1926 Höglunds party immediately merged with the Social Democrats.
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