"line from the KDU on the royal family in Sweden"
"This is an opinion piece. It is the writer who stands for the views that are put forward in the text, not Against."
"REPLICA. On Monday wrote to the president of the Republican association, Ulf Bergström, an op-ed about the monarchy in Sweden. "
"Every time the representatives of the republican association writes opinion pieces, it is equally tiresome argument. This time accusing he unprovoked the king to ignore in our democracy. Sweden is according to Bergström a country where we do not respect human rights and are no fully fledged democracy."
"Sweden is one of the countries that most clearly stands up for human rights and is almost always among the most democratic countries in the demokratiindexet from ”The Economist”, recently in third place. "
"Where is and with all the countries in the top five constitutional monarchies, of the top ten are seven monarchies. It is no coincidence. But it shows primarily that Sweden is a democracy. "
"To assert that Sweden can't criticise other absolute monarchies are in addition to the danger of falsehood. It would be equally strange to claim that France and Germany can not criticize China or Russia just because they are republics. "
"the Comparison between the absolute monarchies and constitutional monarchies is absurd. "
"The apolitical role is the most important thing we have, especially when Sweden today have a damaging foreign policy. The Swedish arms export to dictatorships and Margot Wallström unreasonable attacks on the Middle east's only democracy, Israel are two examples of this. "
"It is a political decision by the government and ultimately the parliament which decides and carries the responsibility for this. These are selected in a democratic order. Says Ulf Bergström, otherwise there is a possible president in Sweden that would handle foreign policy and not the government? It would be a significantly larger repeats of the Swedish parliamentary system in this case."
"on the Contrary, our monarchy is a great institution to preserve. The political decisions about how Sweden shall be governed are determined by our elected representatives through general elections. But our head of state represents something else. "
"It is outside of politics and have a role to represent Sweden, the whole of Sweden with our culture and history. Something that can unite us across political boundaries. "
"in Addition, the preservation of the monarchy a result of the democratically adopted political decisions during the 1900s. Every year so far when parliament voted on the motions to abolish the monarchy so have a large majority of our elected officials voted no. The monarchy is a part of the democratic Sweden."
"the Monarchy is among the finest institutions in Sweden. Arvsmonarkin is partly the link to our history but also a guarantee that the monarchy will remain apolitical. It is worth preserving so we don't have politicised heads of state around the world. "
"the Monarchy is a part of our history, part of our present but also an integral part of our future."
"nMartin Hallander, president of the KDU Sweden"
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