Social Democratic Congress

Sahlin Vows More Solidarity

Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin has accused the centre-right government of having wasted the country’s financial resources by cutting taxes extensively.

In her opening speech at the party congress in Stockholm, Sahlin reminded the listeners of the good shape the state budget was in when the centre-right four-party alliance came into power in 2006. But instead of investing in the future – namely in welfare and education – the government merely had tax cuts in mind which contributed to the class society that Sweden is as of today.

The Social Democratic leader vowed that if her party was to lead the next government after the election in September 2010, solidarity would be the guiding theme of her policy. Delegates will vote on hundreds of issues during the congress that is scheduled to continue through the weekend.

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