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‘I feel strong support from the party’: Juholt

TT/The Local/rm · 19 Jan 2012, 17:57

Published: 19 Jan 2012 14:22 GMT+01:00
Updated: 19 Jan 2012 17:57 GMT+01:00

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“We are about to hold our congress but I will go there asking the party for a continued mandate and support, and I think it will be me who heads the party in the 2014 election. But it will ultimately be decided by the party,” Juholt told news agency TT.

After recent months’ turbulence and repeated all time lows in the polls, there have been disgruntled voices calling for Juholt to step down.

“It would be strange if those opinions weren’t heard with public opinion looking the way it does today. It has gone up and it has gone down. Four months ago we were scoring 35 percent in the polls,” said Juholt.

Juholt also denied that a meeting with the party’s executive committee (Verkställande Utskottet - VU) scheduled for Thursday and Friday has anything to do with his position in the party.

“No, that has nothing to do with that. I feel a strong support from the party,” he claimed.

According to Sven-Erik Österberg, one of the members of the committee, the meeting was intended to plan the party’s policy strategies for the coming year but that it will now also be about other things.

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“The committee members have a great responsibility for the party’s future and of course we must discuss the current situation. Everyone can see it has been messy,” he told TT.

TT/The Local/rm (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:07 January 19, 2012 by Essingen
"I feel strong support from the party"

Lets hope that Sweden never has to trust this man's judgement on anything of any significance!
10:31 January 19, 2012 by Puffin
LOL - strong support

This reminds me of Football managers who claim to have "the full support of the board"

......... and are then sacked 72 hours later
12:56 January 19, 2012 by flintis
Hopefully it'll be good riddance
13:38 January 19, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Mr Juholt's CV says he once worked as a photographer and journalist.

Maybe he will go back to photographing, and writing about, OTHER party leaders - rather than being the 'subject' himself
20:07 January 19, 2012 by swedejane
A man with a moustache like that should not be confident of anything.
21:00 January 19, 2012 by Brianito
I agree Puffin ..... it means the knives are out.
23:34 January 19, 2012 by Kevin Harris
Is it only me, or does anyone else think Julholt looks like Sadaam Hussain?
04:43 January 20, 2012 by phil23456
Until the left wing starts protecting the native culture they will get smaller and smaller as traditional working class socialist voters like me are forced to turn to the right wing.
06:28 January 20, 2012 by anonymous4
What is he eating or did he break wind?
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