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Voting rights 100 years - a decision worth celebrating

Published: 24 May 2019

May 24 1919, the Swedish Parliament took the first real decision to introduce equal voting rights. – It was an important democratic breakthrough, which meant that women were given political voting rights for the first time, says Josefin Rönnbäck, researcher in history at Luleå University of Technology.

On May 24, 1919, the Swedish Parliament took the decision that gave women the right to vote, and this day is part of the parliament's anniversary celebration of democracy.

Luleå University of Technology is raising the flags in all its locations on Friday. The University Library has a book exhibition on the theme and on May 29, Josefin Rönnbäck holds a lecture together with Karin Tjernström, archivist at Norrbotten's museum at Vetenskapens hus. They talk about the road to democracy and the women who formed the northern botanical society.

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