The local Election Campaigns have started.
Lucky me, other people have already written various Wikipedia articles in English about the political stuff, so I don’t have to bother with that.
Elections in the Kingdom of Sweden are held every four years, and determine the makeup of the legislative bodies on the three levels of administrative division in the country. At the highest level, these elections determine the allocation of seats in the Riksdag, the national legislative body of Sweden. Elections to the 20 county councils (landsting) and 290 municipal assemblies (kommunfullmäktige) are held concurrently with the legislative elections on the third Sunday of September, and use roughly the same electoral system.
The next general election to the Swedish Riksdag will be held on 19 September 2010. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, leader of the governing coalition Alliance for Sweden, and his right-wing Moderate Party is facing a tough election battle against the opposing Red-Greens coalition led by Mona Sahlin, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, who narrowly lead in pre-election polling.
I really just wanted to show the pictures.
For the next month, the political parties all have their own market booths in the town square as basis for the local campaigns. When they’re open you can go there and ask questions and pick up brochures and so on. (Or if you don’t, campaigners might come chasing you and offer you brochures anyway.)
Sometimes, they use other means to attract attention. Like hiring a band.
Not that I know if these guys were paid, or by whom.
Can’t help but think there may be some symbolism in that lack of clarity…?