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From The Local (from an article I don't trust):

Swedish parties, like many Swedish organisations, are wary of internal competition for leadership positions. When a vacancy arises, the task of filling it is thus usually delegated to a selection committee (valberedning), which, having conferred and consulted, will frequently recommend only a single candidate for broader confirmation.

If that's how it is done; it's bullshit.  "Conferring and consulting," to me, gives the Stockholm apparatchiks way too much power and control over the process, is a throughly undemocratic procedure, is almost a guarantee of cronyism, and shuts-out the majority of the SD membership.  

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by ATinNM on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 06:53:55 PM EST

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