Red-Green Coalition Promise Joint Platform
Sweden's 3-party red-green opposition has promised Swedish voters a joint manifesto ahead of next year's general election.
Writing in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, party leaders of the Social Democrat, Left and Green Parties, say they will prioritise 7 policy areas: Unemployment, climate change, education for all, helping those outside of the welfare system, fighting growing gaps in society, health care, and entrepreneurship.
They also attack the sitting centre-right 4 party coalition, accusing it of deliberately increasing the gap between the rich and poor. 6 all-party working groups will now try to build a joint election platform, to be presented in Spring next year. The next election is in September.
Although this is the first time the 3 opposition parties have formally formed a coalition, they have ruled together in the past, with the Social Democrats taking all the cabinet posts in a minority government, but negotiating policy decisions with the Left and Green parties to ensure their support in parliament.