Norway appears to be heading for a change of power. according to Verdens Gang . poll Ahead of the September 13 parliamentary elections, 51 per cent of voters want Labor’s Jonas Gahr Store to take over as prime minister. The current prime minister, Conservative Erna Solberg, receives support from 41 percent.
This means that for the first time in 20 years, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Norway may have SPD prime ministers at the same time.
In 2001 they were named Göran Persson (Sweden), Jens Stoltenberg (Norway), Paavo Lebonen (Finland) and Paul Nyrup Rasmussen (Denmark). In 2021, it will be Mitt Frederiksen (Denmark), Stefan Lofven (Sweden), Sanna Marin (Finland) and soon Gahr Støre who will take the helm.
that it Middle finger to all those on the right who regularly describe the Social-Democrats as hopelessly bogged down.
Admittedly, Nordic labor parties did not achieve as high electoral results as they had during the heyday of Einar Gerhardsen and the Crown Erlander in the 1960s. But they are still important and powerful political movements.
However, with S support today at 25-30 percent, a different ability to compromise and collaborate than before is needed. The party can no longer decide anything on its own.
However, Stefan Lofven, Sanna Marin and Mette Frederiksen have shown that it is possible to bypass some issues of the social democratic heart even in this new political situation.
just take welfare initiatives Which has been implemented since S gained government power in Sweden in 2014. During the 2014-2018 Mandate period, SEK 35 billion was added to health, care and schools. There were a total of 100,000 additional employees in the welfare sector.
During this tenure of office, there have been ongoing investments in social welfare. In addition to private efforts during the pandemic, general government subsidies to municipalities and regions have been increased by SEK 22.5 billion. In addition, a special effort has been made to enhance the quality and efficiency of elderly care.
or take Danish Arne’s pensions – the possibility of an early pension for those who have worked hard all their lives in the heaviest jobs – which was implemented by Mette Frederiksen after the change of government in 2019 and now inspired Social Insurance Minister Ardalan Shukrabi (N) To do something similar in Sweden.
These are examples that show that social democratic reforms will also be implemented in the Nordic countries in the 1920s.
This is why there is There is no reason for social democracy in the Nordic countries to wear burlap and ash. On the contrary, there are reasons for party activists to stretch their backs and look confidently to the future. There are many other parties that are much worse from the voters’ point of view.
Social democracy is a force to be reckoned with even in modern society.
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