Saturday, April 01, 2006

Yet another election kick-off

I am spending the weekend at yet another election kick-off, this time hosted by the social democrats and blue-collar trade union in Stockholm county and city. I wrote a quick overview of the day that you can read here [in Swedish], but my two main observations are as follows.

1. We are more than 1 200 people here. That’s bigger than most national election kick-offs held by other political parties. The amount of people, the good atmosphere, and Sweden’s rocking economy should worry the Swedish political right.

2. I ran into an old friend from the Lithuanian social democratic party (we had met through Young European Socialists, of course). There are representatives from most social democratic parties in the Nordic and Baltic countries here. I don’t know for sure, but I did not see any neo-liberals and/or conservatives from Lithuania when the Swedish Moderates had their meeting in Jönköping recently...


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