Göran Hägglund. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix

Stormy forecast for party meeting

The Christian Democrats are meeting today, and their leader is facing some sharp criticism.

Göran Hägglund, who is also the Minister for Social Affairs, has not only led the Christian party through three elections where they received fewer and fewer votes, but he has also recently stirred up anger by questioning the importance of one of the party's best-loved reforms.

Now Ingvar Svensson, who used to be one of the party's top names, has defended Hägglund, saying that he fought a great election, and has done a great job as minister.

In October Hägglund disputed the importance of the vårdnadsbidrag, where parents who do not send their children to day care receive payment, a reform that the Christian Democrats have been proud to champion.

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