15 October 2015

Mr Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have outlined where they stand on the state of capitalism in the US during the Democratic presidential debate. Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. A self-described democratic socialist,he favors policies similar to those of social democratic parties in Europe, particularly those instituted by the Nordic countries. Sanders is known as a leading progressive voice on issues such as income inequality,universal healthcare, parental leave, climate change.

On April 30, 2015 Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.