Following the outcome of this autumn’s Swedish general election and the resignation of its party leader Mona Sahlin the Social Democrats find themselves in a deep crisis. Until recently they were the natural party of government and its leader was certain to become prime minister.
Now they find themselves only narrowly the largest party in parliament and with no obvious candidate to take over the leadership. The Social Democrats have become a party a party just like all the others.
In an op-ed in Dagsavisen (external link) today I look at the reasons for the crisis which engulfs the party and the dangers it faces as it attempts to find the way forward.