The Union Council

The council (FuM) is the highest decision making body within Medicinska Föreningen and can have up to 29 members and equal number of deputies. The council is elected annually in a general election among union members. The election is organized by the Election Board and is conducted annually in October. All Medicinska Föreningen’s voting members are entitled to candidate for council.

The council meets at least three times per semester to discuss and decide on the overall issues concerning the entire association. The meetings are led by the speaker, the vice speaker and the Medicinska Föreningen secretary. Together, the trio constitutes the senate presidium. All association members are welcome to their meetings, but only members of the council, union bodies, Inspector General and officials have the right to free speech. The members of the council are the only ones who can vote.

If you have a question that is eager for the Medicinska Föreningen and which you want to present to the council, you can apply to be an adjunct to a meeting. You have the right to speak but not vote on the issue. All members are entitled to submit motions for the council to decide upon. You will then come and present your proposal at the next meeting. The council then accepts or rejects the motion. Motions can be mailed or left at the postbox outside the Medicinska Föreningen office. All motions are prepared by the board before they are handled by the council. Send your questions to the Board at [email protected].


Speaker of the MF council is Jens Andersson. To his help he has a vice speaker, who is newly elected  every meeting, and the secretary of MF.

The meetings of the MF council are led by the speaker, who adjust the voters’ roll, inquire whether the meeting has been rightfully announced, administer the election of two attestants, vote counter and vice speaker. If the speaker cannot, the council can administer the election of the vice speaker.

Previous speakers

1978-2000 Jan-Erik Frödin

2001-2002 Fredrik Erlandssom

2003-2005 Carl Tullus

The Union Council 2018-2019

The public election – mandate distribution and election results

Votes in total: 919
Voting participation: 308 persons (11,56%)
Number of votes per person in average: 2,98 (min 0 votes, max 5 votes per person)
Number of candidates in the public election: 17

All candidates in the public election were assigned a mandate. 15 of the Council’s 29 mandates were reserved for the sections, of which ten were appointed. Three of the remaining mandates were filled by candidates from the public election and twomandates remain vacant for the rest of the mandate period.

Members public election, number of votes (percent of total votes)
Alice Weréen                        98 (10,66%)
Anton Hoffman                     93 (10,12%)
Hannes Eichner                    81 (8,81%)
Itisha Adhikari                       64 (6,96%)
Gustav Carlstedt                  63 (6,86%)
Finn Wiesinger                     63 (6,86%)
Hanna Eklund                       60 (6,53%)
Robert Lilford                        58 (6,31%)
Kaj Li                                        57 (6,20%)
Marta Matlacz                        56 (6,09%)
Omid Hajimirsadeghi           54 (5,88%)
Katarina Markus                    51 (5,55%)
Jesus Gullon Sanz                40 (4,35%)
Sara Fakih                               28 (3,05%)
Anders Norell Bergendahl  22 (2,39%)
Emmanuel Zavalis                19 (2,07%)
Michelle Estman                   12 (1,31%)

Substitutes public election

Sections – mandate distribution

The sections are assigned mandates by size, e.g. number of members. The three largest sections, the Doctoral Students Association (DSA), The Medical Students’ Section (LS) and the Biomedical Section (BUS) were assigned two mandates per section, and all other sections were assigned one mandate per section. Each section were also assigned one substitute per mandate, the substitute is personal for the section and can only accede when the section’s ordinary member is absent.

Section representatives        Section
Amineh Ghaderi                      DSA
Henna Salo                               DSA
Sarah Awad                              LS
Alexander Johansen               LS
Simon Jakobsson Björkén     BUS
Adelina Vikström                     BUS
Oscar Martinez Martinez        SSEK
Pinja Ruuhinen                         PsyKI
Sandra Elert                              LoS
Elin Frisell                                  Fysio

Personal substitutes
Qiaoli Wang                               DSA
Lie Åslund                                  DSA
Maren Gerdes                            BUS
Sylvya Pasca                              BUS
Yasamin Tabesh                        SSEK
Emma Jansson                          PsyKI
Isabell Hammarlund                 LoS

If you consider the polling of this election to have violated the bylaws of Medicinska Föreningen, you may contact Valnämnden via [email protected].