Moderate Youth League

The Moderate Youth League (Swedish: Moderata ungdomsförbundet [mʊdɛˈrɑ̌ːta ˈɵ̂ŋdʊmsfœrˌbɵndɛt] (listen); MUF), officially known in English as the Swedish Young Conservatives, is the youth wing of the Swedish Moderate Party. Of the political youth organizations that received financial support from the Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs in 2009, it had the highest number of members.[3]

Swedish Young Conservatives
Moderata ungdomsförbundet
ChairpersonDouglas Thor
Secretary GeneralFredrik Hultman
Founded1934; 89 years ago (1934)
Preceded byNational League of Sweden
HeadquartersBlasieholmsgatan 4A, Stockholm, Sweden
Membership10 578 (2020)
IdeologyLiberal conservatism[1]
Libertarian conservatism
Classical liberalism
Economic liberalism
Mother partyModerate Party
International affiliationInternational Young Democrat Union (IYDU)
European affiliationYouth of the European People's Party (YEPP)
Nordic affiliationNordic Young Conservative Union (NUU)

The Moderate Youth League is more libertarian-leaning and more radical than the mother party. It is generally pro-market, pro-American, pro-Israeli and liberal in social issues such as abortion, gay rights and supports legalization of illegal file sharing and alcohol manufacturing for private, nonprofit purposes. Its official ideologies are liberalism and conservatism.[4]

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