When did Håkan Juholt first appear in the gossip stream? Pretty late in the process, as far as I can tell.
Comments from Swedish colleagues and contacts:
My thoughts: I agree. Nobody knew Helle Thorning-Schmidt before she was elected party chairman in 2005.
Juholt is not linked to past divisions in the party – can be an asset: Ulf Bjereld. (Note: Bjereld was a member of the crisis commission set up by the party after the election).
My thoughts: See above.
Juholt could be bad news for the Sweden Democrats: Niklas Orrenius.
My thoughts: Interesting perspective, but it probably takes more than a folksy image to win back young male working-class voters.
Carin Jämtin – The right choice of party secretary? Björn Johnsson (Carin Jämtin led the party in Stockholm where its performance was very bad in 2010)
My thoughts: Yes, but maybe Jämtin’s force is the work on the internal arena?
My thoughts: 😀