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The leader of the Liberal Party Jan Björklund Credit: Sammy Steen/SR Sisuradio

Jan Björklund: More money to schools in segregated areas

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The Liberal Party is yet again choosing education as its issue to focus on this election with party leader Jan Björklund saying, "Too many students don't reach the goals."

"The threat is that Sweden splits in two parts, those who have made it through school, and those who have not," Björklund told Radio Sweden.

The Liberal Party is one of the smaller parties in the Swedish parliament, getting 5.4 percent of the votes in the last election, which is the second lowest ever for the party. But in the big poll from Statistics Sweden in May this year, they had slipped even further, to just above the 4% threshold to get into parliament.

In addition to education, the party wants to stress integration of immigrants onto the labour market and membership in the European Union ahead of this election.

"We have two parties who want Sweden, the Sweden Democrats and the Left Party, who think we should do a Swexit. That is a very big threat, I think," said Björklund.

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