Gudrun Schyman

Speculation on New Women’s Party

Speculation is high on whether a new women’s political party may emerge in Sweden today, International Women’s Day.

Rumors of the planned feminist party have been circulating ever since one of Sweden’s most high-profile feminists, Gudrun Schyman, resigned from the Left Party last year to focus on making gender equality the main theme of the upcoming 2006 general elections.

In an interview with Swedish Radio this past weekend Schyman said that ”there are networks and there are groups, and feminist questions have been raised within political parties that exist today. She added however that ”at the same time the reality we are living in shows us that this is not enough.”

Speculation was that the party would see the light on international women’s day Tuesday, but Schyman has of yet made no announcement

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