Mona Sahlin

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Mona Sahlin in 2008

Mona Ingeborg Sahlin (née Andersson; born March 9, 1957) is a Swedish politician and the former leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (Socialdemokraterna) from March 17, 2007 to March 25, 2011.


  • If you're a social democrat, then you think it's cool to pay taxes. For me, tax is the finest expression for what politics really is.
  • If two equally qualified persons apply for a job at a workplace with few immigrants, the one called Mohammed should get the job.
    • Mona Sahlin in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Göteborgs-Posten, October 22, 2000.
  • But that has nothing to do with ethnicity. Who's by the way Swedish and who's an immigrant?
    • Mona Sahlin answers a question about increased crime and immigration in the Ungt val (eng. Young Election/Choice) section of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, March 15, 2002.
  • In other words, we have to stop this beaver woman before she's gnawn apart every welfare system we've got in our country.
    • Mona Sahlin about the leader of Centerpartiet, Maud Olofsson, in the Swedish radio program Ekot, September 10, 2006.

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