Karin Svanborg-Sjövall is the CEO of Timbro, the Stockholm based right-leaning, pro-market think tank.
Karin Svanborg-Sjövall is the CEO of Timbro, the Stockholm based right-leaning, pro-market think tank. Credit: Timbro

Analyst: Moderate crisis part of bigger problem on centre-right

Svanborg-Sjövall: For more votes, conservative parties need to move to the right.
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Radio Sweden spoke with Karin Svanborg-Sjövall, the CEO of free-market think-tank Timbro, about what the Moderates need to do to win back support now their leader has resigned.

Svanborg-Sjövall said that conservative parties have been struggling to deal with the rise of populism.

“If you look just in terms of electoral support, it’s fairly clear that they do have to take a step to the right. It is more difficult for conservative parties these days to be middle-ground than it used to be,” she said. “As far as politically, the best thing for politics or for society at large that is a different issue.”

Svanborg-Sjövall had a few predictions on who the next Moderate leader will be, but said that just because the leadership changes does not mean that the party will see a turn around.

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