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Malmedalen: New political festival launched in troubled Swedish suburb

Christian Glasovic is overseeing the raising of the tents in Herrgården. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 17.Aug.2018 07:31 hrs

A Swedish social entrepreneur has launched a new rival to Sweden’s political festival Almedalen in Rosengård, a district of Malmö that for some is synonymous with segregation, unemployment, shootings and riots.

While the 'Malmedalen' festival won't feature Prime Minister Stefan Löfven or the leaders of any of the four parties of the centre-right Alliance opposition, some big names on the Swedish political scene will nonetheless be there.
 
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