Sjöstedt is a former EU-parliamentarian and has also lived in Brooklyn. Chilean-born Dinamarco is the party spokesperson for education. The two remaining candidates are Hans Linde and Ulla Andersson.
Dinamarco says to Swedish Radio News, "I don't have a final decision about whether I'll take a joint-leadership position yet. I am considering it, but right now the most important thing is that I believe in collective leadership center on one party leader."
The other female candidate, Ulla Andersson, is for joint leadership of the party which defines itself as feminist. She thinks the party congress, which takes the final decision in January, will be evenly split between retaining the status quo and revising it. She says, "Now that Jonas has been recommended it is possible that the support for joint leadership will increase as one also wants a woman."