Dalarna University Hoists the Flag for the Right To Vote
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December 17 marked the 100th anniversary of the general right to vote in Sweden. As such, the Swedish Government has declared it a flag day this year. At 9 in the morning, flags were therefore hoisted at both our Campus Borlänge and our Campus Falun.
University Vice-Chancellor Martin Norsell hoisting the flag at Campus Falun
University Vice-Chancellor Martin Norsell hoisting the flag at Campus Falun

What was regarded as a breakthrough in Swedish democracy, the general right to vote regardless of gender and class, was voted through by parliament exactly 100 years ago. This, the Swedish Government determined was worth celebrating, declaring December 17, 2018 a so-called "flaggdag".

At Campus Falun, it was the Vice-Chancellor Martin Norsell who hoisted the flag.

"We've only had this general right to vote for 100 years: that may sound like a long time, but in terms of human history, it's no time at all. The right to vote was declared when my grandmother was a child. It is worth keeping in mind, a day like this - and the need to stand up and defend democrarcy," states Martin Norsell, Vice-Chancellor at Dalarna University.