Benny Andersson Sponsors Feminist Party
Composer and former ABBA-star Benny Andersson has donated $US 125,000 to the EU election campaign of the feminist party “Feministiskt Initiativ”. Speaking to Swedish Radio news, Andersson explained he sympathizes with party leader Gudrun Schyman and wants to help her spread her message to the voters.
The donation was used for full-paged campaign adverts in several newspapers earlier this week, as Schyman now revealed. Schyman caught Andersson’s attention when she in an interview with Swedish Radio complained about the difficulties of being a small, non-established party. According to figures calculated by Swedish Television, one out of 10 Swedish candidates in this EU election has received private campaign donations. (ah)