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If you like to, you are very velcome to donate. If you do it would also be terrific if you end your sum with .03 € cents or something close to it (that would be .04 $ cents), so that what comes via the Eurotrib can be seen (Thanks to DailyKos for that idea).
Has anyone used this mechanism?

Anyway, I visited the donations page and I saw the following little table on the right-hand-side:

Membership [medlemsantal]
v         11000
muf          8503
mp          7862
pp          7321
kdu          4620
and thought "that can't be right, you can't have 60% more members than the Christian Democrats"... but it turns out 'kdu' stands for "KDU youth organization", haha. Anyway, I am very impressed by the fact that you are within spitting distance of the Green party and the Communist party. And you said you estimated that at 8,000 members your penetration in Swedish society would be large enough to give you a good chance of breaking the 5% barrier.

Arrrr, me protagonist mates and beauties!

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jul 1st, 2006 at 03:13:07 AM EST
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Oh those cents, well, ehm, I...

akward paus

...forgot. So I have not checked with the cashier. Been busy. Will check with the cashier (so much for followup).

Quickly skipping to next item at hand:
Christian Democrats in Sweden are named Kd. The 'u' is for 'ung' (young), not union. The youth organisations are there for reference and to have some organisations to pass. We have been sending pressreleases for every organisation we have passed. When we pass the Greens (sometime in July probably) we will send a big one.

Right now the projection lands us at about 9000 members by election day which should give us something around 5% of the votes (for those who are not privy to previous conversations this is based on the number of voters/members in other parties), sailing over the 4% threshold (5% threshold is Germany).

Of course there is always the possibility that the other parties triangulate us out of the picture by copying over positions. Which would be cool.


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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jul 1st, 2006 at 09:42:19 PM EST
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