|Nyamko Sabuni - "it’s a historical day!"|
|Written by Christian Hofverberg|
|Monday, 02 February 2009 01:47|
After the Cyndee Peters & Friends gala Urbanlife had the privilege to do
a quick interview with Sweden’s Minister of Integration and Gender Equality, Nyamko Sabuni:
How does it feel to attend this event tonight?
It feels really good and I think it’s a historical day that is worthy of a celebration.
How does Barack Obama becoming president affect you as a politician?
It is inspiring to see that a politician like Barack Obama can succeed and I wish that Swedish politicians could be as open with their messages as Obama has been. But I also would like the Swedish voters to recognize that politicians are ordinary people with everyday problems, just like the American voters have recognized in Obama.
Are there opportunities for a “Swedish Obama”, a Prime Minister Nyamko Sabuni, in the future?
I don’t think you should look at it in that way. Just because we share the same skin colour and that we’re both politicians doesn’t mean that I automatically would be a “Swedish Obama”. But I do think that there are opportunities for Swedish politicians to get their message across to the voters in a similar way to how Obama has done. Anders Borg is an example of a politician that I think has that ability.