The leader of Sweden’s Left Party (the former communist party) is after the election of September 19, 2010, likely to be isolated again. He was allowed into the Socialist-Communist-Green alliance during the election campaign. The red-green alliance probably lost due to the fact that it included the Left Party.

A leading socialist County Commissioner, Ilija Batljan, in the tabloid Expressen (Stockholm) commented that Ohly had dragged the socialists down in the election. Ohly, who has not apologized for his communist past, was at a recent press conference compared by journalists present to Saddam’s Baghdad-Bob.

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