Sjöstedt cited several notable examples of privatizations which ended in fiasco, including Serafin clinic in Stockholm which was sold to private owners for SEK 700,000 and resold later for SEK 20 million.
He called for a change to Sweden’s constitution to restrict the sale of public utilities without large majorities at local and national level.
The Left Party leader also attacked the government’s track record on equal opprtunities, lack of progress on tackling climate change and job creation; and he predicted a change of government to a Left-Green coalition at the next election.
“After rain comes sun,” he said. “After Reinfeldt comes the Red-Green.”