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Moderaterna (Moderate Party) is the Swedish
Marcus Wendel, 5 September 1999
The logotype of Moderata Samlingspartiet, a designed version of the initial letter of the party name, was appropved by the executive board of the party in 1969. This was soon after the party changed name from Högerpartiet (The Right Party). The production designer Carl Göran Craaford made the initial design work.
When presented, the symbol was blue. In the spring of 1969 the colour was changed to wine-red, which it was throughout the election campaign 1970. The reason of the change was that red was considered as a better color to attract attention. While blue traditionally has been the colour of the party and red often associated to left-wing parties, the colour changed back to blue.
During the eighties the tone of the blue colour was
changed a couple of times. In 1998 the symbol was added with a coloured corona
of yellow and red. The purpose is to let the party symbol say something more to
take a step forward but still keep the values of our classical brand.
Niklas Claesson (Moderaterna), 16 Sep 1999
Moderaterna also uses a
version with "Moderaterna" written in black
below the logo.
Niklas Claesson (Moderaterna), 20 Sep 1999
The Centre Party (agrarian party) is often
displaying all-green flags together with the Swedish flag.
Elias Granqvist 13 August 1999
Centerpartiet also used a
green flag with their logo.
Marcus Wendel 06 September 1999
by Marcus Wendel
The image is based on information and images
recieved from Folkpartiet.
The Social Democrats have used flags of different
designs with red as a predominant colour. Sometimes they have used all-red
Elias Granqvist, 13 August 1999
The first flag of Socialdemokraterna
was red with
in yellow (?) centered on the flag.
Marcus Wendel, 6 September 1999
The Left Party (former communists) have used red
flags of different kinds.
There is no official party flag as far as I know, but the flags distributed by the party, is rather pale red with the party's symbol in the middle on a grey field. The symbol is a V (for vänster = left) and a red pimpernel.
The Young Left (Ung vänster) has no such flag. Instead, every local
organization has, or can make, it's own flag, one that is unique and
represents that organization only, and is carried on solemn occasions like the
1st of May. Such flags have a long tradition in the worker's movement of
Sweden. The league as a whole also has a flag like that. I was present myself
when it was officially displayed for the first time, in May 2003. That flag is
dark red, with the name of the League and a picture of a 1st of
May-demonstration painted on one side, and on the reverse a golden torch and a
quote: "keep the red flame burning". This was said by Olle Meurling,
a member of the League who was killed by the fascists in the Spanish civil
Lowe Aspviken, 3 February 2005
Fria Moderata Studentförbundet
(Free Conservative Students), a student organisation ideologically though not
formally connected to the Moderate Party, has an
official flag with is green (a slightly blueish green shade), on which is a
white circle ("cannon ball") within a white laurel wreath.
Elias Granqvist, 13 August 1999
This is the flag of the AnarkoKapitalistisk Front, or Swedish Anarcho-Capitalist Front. You can read more about them and what they stand for on their web site: http://home.bip.net/timetraveller/ak/akf/.
As far as the flag itself, they say the black, as
is traditional, stands for anarchism, while the gold stands for capitalism.
Andrew Rogers, 16 April 2002