Philip Botström new SSU chairman

Philip Botström from Värmland has been elected new Chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League (SSU). Svenska Dagbladet reports that the Youth League’s congress elected Botström unanimously. “My ambition is to become the person with the loudest megaphone in Swedish politics” he told SvD.  Philip Botström will take over from the current Chairman Ellinor Eriksson.

Philip Botström is 24 years old.  He was adopted from Colombia as a baby and grew up in Filipstad, but lives today in Göteborg, where he studies Philosophy at the university.  He has been District Chairman, Ombudsman and is a member of the SSU Executive Board since 2013.  Philip Botström has been described as a classic Social Democrat who speaks much about freedom and equality.