Finally a new government

ErikViking

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From CNN (AP):

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- A center-right opposition vowing to streamline Sweden's famed welfare state ousted the Social Democratic government in a close parliamentary election Sunday, ending 12 years of leftist rule in the Nordic nation.

Prime Minister Goran Persson, who had governed for 10 years, conceded defeat and said his Cabinet would resign after the Social Democratic Party's worst election result in decades.
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Persson said Sweden's social model -- a market economy blended with a high-tax welfare state -- was at stake in the election. But the opposition led by Reinfeldt's Moderate Party insisted it would not dismantle the system but help it survive by promoting jobs over welfare handouts.
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Sweden is enjoying strong economic growth -- 5 percent on an annual basis in the second quarter compared with the EU average of 2.8 percent. But that did not give Persson's government the boost it expected.
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Sweden's election authority said 80.4 percent of the 6.8 million voters turned out in the election, 1.3 percent more than in 2002.

There it is! The old government lost in a period of good economy due to the inability to take the job-questions seriously. And obiously alot of people thought it was time for a change too. I think this was good.
 

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