Sweden Recent History Part 8

Juholt did not hold the post of chairman of the Social Democracy for long. Already in October 2011, a political bomb went off when it was revealed that in 2007-11 he had asked for and received SEK 160,000 too much for the apartment he shared with his partner. Juholt immediately paid the money back, declaring he had not been aware of the rules. In reality, there were no rules in 2007 either, but that did not cause the storm against Juholt to settle, the party fell in the polls and in January 2012 he was replaced with Stefan Löfven. Löfven was a trained welder, got into professional work and in 2006-12 was chairman of the Metalworkers’ Union.

In March 2012, Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors had to resign when it was revealed that he was involved in the construction of an advanced weapons factory in Saudi Arabia.

Ahmed Agiza was granted a residence permit in Sweden in December 2012 and was thus reunited with his family. In December 2001, he had been arrested by the Swedish authorities and sent on a US torture plane to Egypt. Here he was subjected to torture, placed before a military court and sentenced to prison, where he was found innocent sentenced for 9 years. He was only released after the Arab Spring had overthrown Mubarak in 2011. The Swedish authorities continued to provide him with compensation for the 11 years of hell he had been through due to Swedish-criminal cooperation with the United States.

In May 2013, police shot and killed an elderly man of Portuguese origin in the Stockholm suburb of Husby. Subsequently, police attempted to cover up the killing. It sparked a 10-day uprising in the suburb where young people burned hundreds of cars. The number of wounded was limited as the police mostly stayed at a distance. The uprising was a consequence of the growing inequality in the country, the rising racism, the rising unemployment and especially the difficulties of the young second generation immigrants in finding a job.

In September 2013, Dagens Nyheter revealed that the police in Skåne had a database of the names of 4,000 Roma in southern Sweden. They were registered solely because of their ethnicity, which was illegal.

2018 The Nazis are strengthened

The parliamentary and municipal elections in September 2018 were a disaster for Swedish democracy. Both the Social Democracy and the large bourgeois opposition party The Moderates made the mistakes of immigration policy from Denmark and launched a hateful policy aimed at refugees and immigrants. The consequence was that many voters went for the pure commodity: the Nazi Party Sweden Democrats. The SD passed 13 seats up to 62, representing 17.5% of the vote. The Social Democrats went back 13 seats to 100, while the moderates went back 14 to 70. Some polls had predicted before the election that SD would become the second largest party in the Riksdag. It didn’t go so wrong. The third major loser of the election was the Miljöpartiet de Gröna, who returned 9 seats to the 16th penalty for joining the government with social democracy. The Left Party went 7 seats until 18, corresponding to 8% of the vote. The Center Party and the Christian Democrats went respectively. 9 and 6 mandates ahead.

Social democracy remained the largest party in most municipalities in the country; The Moderates were the biggest in Stockholm; while the Nazis were the largest in a number of municipalities in Skåne and Blekinge. In Skåne, they were the largest in 21 out of 33 municipalities.

The election result made the formation of the government particularly difficult. The two large blocks were almost equal. SD / MP / V had 143 seats, while the 4 traditional bourgeois parties had 142. Except for the Moderates, no one wanted to cooperate with the Nazis.

Danish media followed the Nazis and other right-wing groups intensively during the election campaign, and the Danish People’s Party actively participated in the election campaign for the Nazis.

The woman’s position

Gender equality is more advanced in today’s Sweden than in most other industrialized countries – both because of the women’s movement and the efforts of the state. Elementary school education does much to dispel the divisions between girls and boys, women and men.

In 1981, over half of married Swedish women were out of the labor market, but although women formally have access to all types of jobs, most are concentrated in low-paid job areas, and they are paid an average of 20% lower than men in similar jobs.

Free abortions exist for the third month of pregnancy, and women make the decision about possible abortions regardless of outside recommendations.

In an attempt to curb prostitution, the clients of the prostitutes – the men – have been criminalized from 1 January 1999.

Sweden was one of the first countries to introduce the institution of ombudsman, and today a number of different ombudsmen exist who are responsible for investigating reports and reports of government abuse and abuse in their respective areas. The institution must, among other things, ensuring gender equality and between ethnic groups.

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