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That is the way it is done, and more so in the soc-dems then in other parties, though most parties has similar systems (the greens being the most open I think, they are also the only party with fixed limits on party leader terms). Exactly how the conferring and consulting is done is beyond my knowledge, though I think there are pretty strict forms. The districts at some point makes their preferences known publicly.

It is clearly a system that can be gamed, but in this case it appears to have been gamed against the will of the Stockholm apparatchiks.

Hopefully this affair will give the soc-dems (abreviated SAP btw) some impulse to change their system when it comes to elect a party leader.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 02:42:24 PM EST
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Ack the "proper abbreviation."  

I know that but, alas, 'Twas a brain fart at the time of scribbling.

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by ATinNM on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 02:55:50 PM EST
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