Are the messages on the election posters just empty words?

It is impossible not to notice all the political conversations in Sweden now, less then two weeks before election day. During times like these parties focus a lot of energy on getting their point across to the public, but how much is just slogans that sound good when you print them on a poster and how much is rooted in the everyday work of their organisation.

Are the words printed on the posters present in every street corner really the same as the ones being exchanged between the walls of the Swedish parliament building?

While ferociously staying away from the subject of who is right or wrong, let’s see if there is a way to evaluate if what they are talking about in the parliament’s everyday sessions is the same as what is being printed in the manifestos released during the last two elections (2014 and 2018 respectively). Continue reading