He also spoke against the center-right government’s policies for deregulation, especially in the electrical power market, and criticised private schools and healthcare providers who take tax revenues and give them to their investors.
Juholt rejected those, particularly in the media, who claim there is a left-right split among the Social Democrats, who after dominating Swedish politics for more than a century, have lost two elections in a row. His short analysis of the most recent loss was that the party did not offer a creditable view of contemporary society.
Håkan Juholt also promised a comprehensive program against child poverty in Sweden, and called for a rehaul of the current pension system, which he said is hurting many groups in society.
New party leader
Sweden's opposition Social Democrat Party has unanimously elected Håkan Juholt as its new leader.
New Social Democrat leadership
New members were chosen for the executive board.