In an interview with newspaper Aftonbladet Bodström said he was disappointed at the decision and that he is unsure whether he should return to Sweden or stay in the US.
“I have a difficult decision to make. It is a shame. The decision sets a precedent that will have consequences since there aren’t enough young people to want to get involved in politics,” he said. “This will complicate things for those who want to combine family and politics.”
But Bodström can’t be granted any special favours according to the Social Democrat’s parliamentary group leader Sven-Erik Österberg. If they granted the leave they would open up the doors for everyone to apply for partial leave of absence for all kinds of reasons.