Sweden: Sweden Democrats supports school headscarf ban

On the Swedish political scene, the anti-immigrant party – the Sweden Democrats has held its 2nd local government level conference - approving a proposal to ban all head scarves in this Nordic nation's schools.

The party has been making use of the resentment of foreigners in some circles here in Sweden to win local government seats all over the country - and is hoping to win its first seats in parliament in the next election in 2 years' time.

Meanwhile, the opposition Social Democrats, the Greens and Left party continue their discussions on co-operation on such issues as taxes, energy, worker's rights, education and defense.

The parties are trying to create a convincing front to gain enough voter support to oust the present center-right coalition - which is lagging behind in the opinion polls.

Source: SR (English)

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