The bitter battle has raged in a transparent way in three weeks. On Sunday afternoon decided the socialist extrakongressen in Gothenburg to go on as line and allocate the team leader Ann-Sofie Hermansson, which, among other things, been criticised for its lack of leadership and inability to cooperate.
Hermansson admitted that the defeat stung, but felt that it was important to take the battle.
" Sometimes in life you have to take a hefty battle for what you believe is right and proper. It had been a bigger loss if I'm not standing up for my cause and now I will be able to see myself in the mirror, said Hermansson and thanked for all the support that she experienced.
who did she chose to stand up for her thing and that she had hoped a majority of the trust of the members, but the vote clearly showed something else.Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT
" I have full respect for kongressombudens wisdom, said Hermansson and explained that she resigns from all his posts and will return to become a regular member of the party.
She reiterated that she has a hard time understanding the criticism directed against her, but admitted that she occasionally had been much away from their workplace because she made it a priority to be out there among the residents and put forward socialist policies. At the same time, directed her criticism against the way the process against her has been carried out and said that it made her afraid of the dark.
" I'm worried about how the party will evolve, but when affekten has subsided, there is much to build on. Party in the Gothenburg are, after all, bigger than the individual members, said Hermansson.
hours long and protracted crucial. In a crowded kongresslokal with 400 seats, there was a lot of medlemsombuden who wanted to propagate, both for the board and for Hermanssons thing. Many of the delegates spoke about how much battle has damaged the party.
Ahead of the meeting presented the board a document of five A4 pages for the delegates, describing what measures it during a long time taken to support Hermansson and tried to get her to cooperate better with their employees. You also criticized her way to attend to the negotiations with the other parties after the election, where the party took note of the record low of 20.4 per cent and had to relinquish power after 24 years.
In the document, testified five councillor about how Hermansson end to the party and created a poor working environment. It was also revealed that she turned down an invitation to leadership training programs.
given the support of the set aside Hermansson noted distriktsstyrelsens president Anna Johansson that the party faces significant challenges:
– There are no winners in this situation. We are a party that right now is not doing particularly well. The important thing is that we, especially in senior positions, control of each other and then begin to work. What is important now is to recover the state very clearly the confidence and the work begins now, " said Johansson.Anna Johansson. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT
She was at the same time self-critical on behalf of the board and concluded that it should have reacted and acted in the past to impress upon the seriousness of the situation, so that it could be handled differently.
Johansson was asked why the document was presented to the delegates developed so late:
" We've received criticism that we have not been concrete and that it was unknown criticism. It was important for us that the representatives had a picture of the action which has been made, said Johansson and announced that it will now appoint an acting leader in the interim until a regular can successor can be found.
"I think it is important that this is allowed to take its time," said Johansson.
then in 2016, when she replaced Anneli Hulthén and also became board chairman, a post that she had to leave after the election. During his time in power, she has wanted to steer the party on a new path and distanced himself from the previous co-operation with the red and green.
Anna Johansson was heavily involved in guiding the forward Hermansson in the spotlight. Hermansson admitted to their friendship sorely tried during the crisis.
" It is clear that it is one of the sadder chapters of this story, but I don't want to cave in to that and expect that Anna does not do it either, said Hermansson.
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