Swedish lesson 101:
val = whale, election
In 3 days Sweden is holding their elections, and for the first time in a long while I actually registered so I could cast my vote for the parliaments. I got my voting card in time, but so far, not a single little envelope has arrived so I can mail in my vote. This is unusual, in Sweden things like this usually work very smoothly. Oh well... it seems that the party I would vote for won't be part of the ruling group anyway.
Here is an election poster for your enjoyment... For more from the green party look here. I really like the simplicity of their posters, and I like the message too. They have railroads, gay rights, circuit boards, wind power, organic food and immigration, all in there...
Sweden has a 1-chamber system in the parliament, and currently a conservative-liberal alliance (4 parties) is in power. The green party in partnership with the left party (=former communist party) and socialdemocrats want to take over, but people are not trusting the socialdemocrats much anymore. 40 years ago they were the largest party by far, but not so anymore. The green party is doing fine, it is small but has a lot of influence.