Alliance manifesto touts fiscal responsibility

Alliance manifesto touts fiscal responsibility
Sweden's four-party governing coalition talked up fiscal responsibility as one of its cornerstone policies when presenting its electoral programme on Saturday ahead of the September general election.

“The non-socialists are a guarantee for orderly and well-managed public finances, because this is the condition of well-being,” the Minister for International Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson said.

The opposition, which is made up of the Social Democrat, Green and Left parties, are due to announce their electoral programme in a few days, based on a significant increase in public spending, financed in part by higher taxes.

“Prioritising work on benefits, good management of public finances … concentrating on youth and staying at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change” are the coalition’s policy objectives, Carlsson said.

In a survey published on May 6, the four-party coalition was ahead with 49.2 percent voter support against 47.4 percent for the opposition.

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