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Olof Palme quotes

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Olof Palme quotes

Olof Palme (1927-1986) was two-term Prime Minister of Sweden, and arguably Sweden’s internationally most renowned politician of all times.

As a notoriously outspoken human rights advocate, he lifted issues of equality, the right of national self-determination and the fight against racism to the fore of Swedish foreign policy. A staunch critic of imperialist political agendas and authoritarian regimes, Palme was an early critic of apartheid during the 1970s – far from obvious for a politician at the time.

To remember his legacy, we have created five images with famous Olof Palme quotes, all focusing on the issues of democracy and human rights. The quotes have been selected in cooperation with The Olof Palme International Center.