All are welcome!
Swedes are known for their inclusivity
in everything. This inclusivity has to do with equality
too. Everybody is equal and has the same rights
. Everybody has the right to participate in public politics and even scrutinise
how politicians and public services exercise their power. This is written in their constitution
.It does not matter if you are young or old, male or female, local or foreigner, educated or not. Everybody is expected to contribute
his/her own merit to how the country is governed. Women
are especially appreciated and they lead almost half of the ministries in any given government, including the crucial ones like foreign policy and finance.
Foreigners can also vote in regional and local elections. No prerequisites if they come from the EU or the EEA. In any other case, only one condition, to be registered in Sweden for 3 years or more, has to be met. After all, the cities and regions must take care of all their residents, regardless of nationality or citizenship.