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Martin Liby Troein: Local stops to give money to S is a part of a quiet revolution

Every year, the Municipal a grant of three million sek to the social Democrats partikassa. From next year is the end of it, " explained the association's chair Tobias Baudin yesterday.

It can be tempting to dismiss the importance of the news. Economically, the consequences are limited donations from LO's affiliated unions and the Swedish Trade union confederation itself amount to 5 percent of revenue. Baudin stresses that the Municipal will continue to urge their members to vote for the party.

affiliates cancel its financial support for the social democrats, is none other than the expression of a quiet revolution.

have in a century, had a special position in Swedish politics. It has built on the one lot size – long subscription at just over 40 per cent of the votes – and partly the social Democrats ' deep roots in civil society, of which the close ties to LO been the most important manifestation.

When a shrinking percentage of Union members, as well as of other unions, will vote on the S, it becomes difficult to justify the expensive contribution to the party.

the Pieces have functioned mutually reinforcing. The size has made S an attractive ally for the trade unions and other sidoorganisationer. LO & co. have in turn done what they could to the party performance at the polls.

the social democrats no longer what it was. Both the roof and the floor has been lowered significantly. 40 per cent, the party has not been around since 2002. That He is a time – then popular support plummeted, showed, S can not count with a solid base who vote for the party at all times.

When a shrinking percentage of Union members, as well as of other unions, will vote on the S, it becomes difficult to justify the expensive contribution to the party. Then it becomes, in turn, harder for the unions to demand a particular influence. The ties are unloaded gradually.

finally learn the social democrats become one party as the other. It is probably best for all involved.

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