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Mona Sahlin lost the parliament election a year ago, and was then forced to resign making her the second Swedish soc-dem party leader ever not to become party leader prime minister.

Thanks, corrected.

I agree that he waffled on Libya and the soc-dem conterproposal of sending boats made little sense. To me, it rang of something a liberal politician mentioned: the soc-dems are so used to hold power that they are very bad at being oppostition. The government needs to come up with workable solutions, the oppositions need to come up with ideological alternatives. The soc-dems could have opposed the idea of sending military into Libya, or they could have supported it and for good measure suggested sending more then the government could afford. But first sending panes, and then sending boats instead of planes made no sense.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 02:57:40 PM EST
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The government needs to come up with workable solutions, the oppositions need to come up with ideological alternatives. The soc-dems...

...believe they have to play the "responsible opposition" role, partly because they believe that makes them appear more serious and makes them more likely to gain power at the next turn.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 04:41:13 AM EST
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Which is probably true. But that doesn't mean there isn't any room for some healthy leftwing populism like against failed deregulations, big healthcare and school corporations stashing away their profits in the Bermudas, and so on. As long as it doesn't turn into class-based rhetoric, which has been an election loser in Sweden since the 30's.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 07:16:02 AM EST
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