March 14, 2000 05:34pm
Swedish Leader Doubles As Porn Star
(STOCKHOLM, Sweden)-- A leftist politician may face expulsion from his party because of his side career acting in pornographic movies, a party spokesman said Tuesday.
The local branch of the Leftist party, which has supports feminist and anti-pornography views, was reacting to a report in the daily newspaper Goteborg-Posten that councilor Goeran Eurenius, 47, had acted in 14 pornographic movies.
The 47-year-old actor/politician said his leftist political beliefs were intact and he had done nothing wrong.
``I want to work both with politics and pornography,'' Eurenius said in a telephone interview.
The party plans to discuss the future of Eurenius, who could be expelled, party secretary Lars Ohly said Tuesday.
``If the local branch decides to expel him, he can appeal to the national party, which then has a final say,'' Ohly said.
Eurenius, who was elected in 1998 for a four-year term, said the party has known about his acting career for at least a year and he has no plans to resign.
``No I am not planning to resign. If they expel me, I will remain as an independent throughout the term,'' he said. ``I am elected by the people. My leftist views are no different because of this.''
Eurenius is a local councilor in Haerryda, 310 miles southwest of the capital, Stockholm.