For us Social Democrats there are some things that are more important than others; We are strongly against benefit in welfare service . Equality between men and women is another issue that is significant for us. The pension for the people who has the lowest incomes is a third question that we aim for. The climatechange is a topic and the education for children and students as well.
2. Where would you place your party in the Left-Right political spectrum?
The Social Democrats in Sweden are to be placed in the middle or a little bit to the left in the political spectrum.
3. Which are the parties you feel closest to in the European Parliament?
The socialdemocratic parties in Europe.
4. Why should people vote for your party?
Because we don’t want the taxes go to profits for the shareholders who own the wellfare companies. Because we care for a politic that will try to make Sweden CO2neutral in a couple of decades. Because we work for equality between men and women. And we have a feminist foreign policy. Because we want retired people have good conditions and we will have a healthcare that doesn’t care if you are rich or pore. We are now building a huges amount of apartments, that we are in lack of. And we will give more resorses to the police.
5. What are the general priorities your party aims at achieving throughout Sweden?
We would like to see a healthcare, school and care that reach everybody. We want to have good alternativs for everyone for the car( get ride of the fossil fuels) we want more solar energy .We want the banking system to pay some of their profits to the state in order to get more welfare.
6. Why should people vote for your party on a Local level?
We have a good program for to create more jobs. We will see to that the wages are justice between men and women. We will work hard for to get areas that are called “nogozones” to be safe, and nice to live in. We will build apartments for young people to rent.
7. If elected, what will you do for Uppsala? And for Uppland?
If I am elected I will continue to work for a sustainable urban development. And if possible I would work for to get more support to sexually abused women and se to that their rights are taken care of
8. Do you have any links to further material on your party in English?
Here you can find Social Democrats campaign in English and several other languages https://www.socialdemokraterna.se/other-languages/
9. Any other closing comments or remarks?
I think this election is very scary because the Xenophobic forces are growing stronger and stronger and many people doesn’t reflect over what the limits for the politicians are and which parties who are responsible for different issues. The real main issue for us is like a kinder egg; fight for democracy and social sustainable society!
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