Last year, the Social Democrats did their worst election since 1914. Photo: Jessica Gow
Social Democrats

Crisis commission slams party's "navel-gazing"

On Tuesday, the Social Democrat "crisis commission" will present its official conclusions, but some of them have leaked out in advance. A more open party, with more influence for the members, and a smaller party executive, are among the proposals.

According to the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which has read the report on the party's organisation, the Social Democrat party is described as a closed circle that does not show an interest in the world around it. It has, says the members, low self confidence and it loses the initiative in the debate, instead spending time navel-gazing and categorising other party members.

According to Swedish Radio News, the commission will also propose broader agreements on tax, favouring that the Social Democrats make deals across the political divide.

The crisis commission was established after the election result last autumn, which was the worst for the party in almost 100 years. Other working groups have analysed the policies, the election result and the external situation

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