Jan Björklund's resignation as Liberal party leader in congress on 28 June. The search for the next L-leader is in full swing, and the nomination committee are to round of what it calls a sonderingsfas. Länsförbund, kommunföreningar and individual members have freely submit proposals on people who they think are suitable to take over after Jan Björklund.
what is the name they have proposed to the nominating committee. A clear pattern is visible in the responses. Ms Nyamko Sabuni, and Erik Ullenhag is the two people in the largest number of unions have proposed, and they are completely parallel. Both are on the lists from 15 länsförbund (17 of the 21 has so far responded).
ms Nyamko Sabuni has already openly declared that she is running for the leadership.
" I am grateful and happy that I am one of the names länsförbunden have submitted. I have experienced a positive reception, but after all it is not about us as individuals, but about which the leadership of the members believe that the party needs, " says Nyamko Sabuni to the DN.
Erik Ullenhag has not yet given notice if he is going to stand as party leader candidate. Now, when it turns out that there is a widespread support for him in the party to learn the pressure increase at that he steps forward.
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At this stage, has only a few länsförbund taken a position on any individual candidate. The nominating committee come from the pretty extensive lists that have been submitted to identify a couple of the three candidates who shall then meet again in the open competition for partikamraternas favor. The final candidates are sent out on a tour of the country in the beginning of June to present themselves and answer questions.
arrived set a hint for a third name that would be sent out on the tour: Christer Nylander. He has been proposed by ten länsförbund and is thus finished third. Christer Nylander is in the day of the party's group leader in parliament. He was previously skolpolitisk spokesperson and belonged to the part of the democratic party who supported Jan björklund's line to open for the cooperation with the social democrats.
Neither ms Nyamko Sabuni or Erik Ullenhag was involved in the bitter battle that divided the Liberals in the coalition agreement. Ms Nyamko Sabuni, however, has opened up opportunities for interaction with SD, while Erik Ullenhag has promoted itself as a clear opponent of The sweden democrats.
The precise balance of power between the factions who prefer Sabuni, respectively, Ullenhag is not possible to determine at this point. Both are on the lists from the major covenants that may send the most representatives to the congress, such as Stockholm, Skåne and west Sweden. The matter is further complicated by that there is no overall picture of the situation in Stockholm county.
the DN has, however, been in contact with both the municipality and local associations. The pattern is the same as in the kingdom, to ms Nyamko Sabuni, and Erik Ullenhag is the most commonly used names. A particular advantage of the Ullenhag can be seen there.
with at least two candidates that the nominating committee would like to organise in the beginning of June it is time for länsförbunden to definitively take a position for which the candidate they support. On the basis of the nominations, select the committee out a name that the delegates may vote on the 28th of June.
Olle Schmidt says that L now will have a meeting on Thursday to see how they should proceed in the question of a new party leader.
" We'll do a more in-depth analysis of how the situation is for the candidates who are excelling and our länsförbund have the most confidence in. After that, we shall look at what we must ask if they themselves do not go out and talk about the standing for the presidency ms Nyamko Sabuni did, " says Schmidt.
the DN has searched Erik Ullenhag.
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