Swedish election rivals in poster compromise
Published: 17 Aug 2014 11:02 GMT+02:00
- Youth parties ready for election poster 'battle' (16 Aug 14)
The so-called battle for Sergel Torg in central Stockholm has become something of a tradition in recent election campaigns with the Moderate and Social Democrat youth parties (MUF and SSU), the main protagonists.
While the media, including The Local, reported with baited breath on Saturday of the imminent encounter, the parties were busy reaching a compromise to share best places on which to display their election epithets.
One of the reasons for the deal was the fact that the Sweden Democrats had managed to claim a portion of the fenced railing for themselves.
"Sometimes one has greater enemies," said Jessica Rosencrantz at MUF Stockholm.
The agreement meant that the election rivals helped each other out, sharing tape and creating an all-round cheery camaraderie which is however set to be sorely tested in the month-long run up to the general election on September 14th.