" He has been on the partiledartronen for almost twelve years, and refers to long, so don't sit Swedish party leader. ”I had said that I would remain until 2022, when they had begun to think about my judgment,” said Björklund pressträffen.
– Jan Björklund, has been the party with the greatest energy of all, he has been quick in the reply, the media, and been able to take most of the time on the volley. But the years to come requires something extraordinary. Björklund leaves namely a party that is in a very difficult position, just the opposite of what the leader usually like to leave behind.
– the Liberals are deeply divided about the future and tremble around the latch parliament in the polls. It stands with one leg as the opposition party and others who to some extent due. To-do-list for a president is to unite the party during the internal kritiksalvor, to chart the course forward in a more difficult political terrain than in many years and so to get over the latch parliament in the next election, preferably by a wide margin. It is nothing for someone who is starting to feel a little tired.
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– No, not automatically. The party has decided by a two-thirds majority to make up with C, S and MP, and drop, until Stefan Löfven as prime minister. The question of who is elected party leader, is now merged with which course the party should take in the future, which legs it will stand on. Jan björklund's departure makes fyrpartisamarbetet weaker. He replaced by a more critical person to this new leader to take the party through a series of talks and conversations with the S and MP, about the upcoming budgets and how januariavtalet should be interpreted. It may creak stiff in the joints, and with the burst, in particular if there is a leader who dislikes the red-green-liberal cooperation in the foundation.
in Addition, Liberals decide how it will go to choice next time. Should the party to once again point out Ulf Kristersson (M) of the Liberal industrialized for a Alliansregering? It would, of course, complicate the cooperation with the government, Löfven. Perhaps a part within the L when wanting to break with the red-green government in good time before the election. But not at the cost of an extra option. The party will likely to be gently so that it does not end up in a new election if the rates continue to be around the latch parliament.
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– There is no crown princess or crown prince in the wings. Jan Björklund has been challenged before, most seriously by Birgitta Ohlsson. But he has not helped forward a candidate who can take over for him. There are a number of liberals who are singled out, but some of them are not sitting in parliament. It would mainly be the one party is the EU-commissioner Cecilia Malmström. She ends her mission in years. But it is doubtful if she wants to come home and take on the difficult task, Malmström has previously said no.
Outside parliament, there are a few old ledarkandidater, Erik Ullenhag, Nyamko Sabuni, and Birgitta Ohlsson. Mep Cecilia Wikström is another possibility. It is difficult to lead an opposition party without a riksdagsplats, but Ebba Busch Thor (KD) and Stefan Löfven (S) has shown that it still goes. There are also candidates in the democratic party. They have all been involved in the fierce battle, if you would support Kristersson or Leaves as industrialized, which makes the selection more sensitive. Gulan Avci and Christer Nylander are possible candidates.