election 2010

More Party Manifestos Unveiled

Updated 6:51 PM

Sweden's political parties are continuing to reveal new political plans ahead of the upcoming election.

Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin presented the party's manifesto Friday, with focus once again on fighting youth unemployment.

The party also wants to introduce new mobile health units for the elderly and families with small children to improve access to health care, according to news agency TT. The party also wants Sweden to be in the top 10 OECD school rankings in science, maths and reading by 2015.

Meanwhile, conservative Moderate party leader and Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt revealed today that he wouldn't be replacing Sven-Otto Littorin as employment minister until after the next election, if the centre-right alliance get reelected. Member of Parliament Hillevi Engström was chosen to be the spokesperson for the position, though not minister. Tobias Billström, currently also the Migration Minister, will continue to be responsible for the employment ministry. Prime Ministser Reinfeld said it was important to have a spokesperson for the position since jobs are shaping up to be a key election issue.

Littorin quit the position in a flurry of tabloid rumours last month.

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