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The politics of Ostlänken is a bit interesting. After the election in 2010 the governments position was a clear no. Moderaterna did not want it, Centern did.

So my interpretation now is that this is a gift to Centern, possibly to keep them in parliament. They have been very close or below 4% in the polls, despite (or because of) a change in party leadership. Centern had little to bargain with, so I guess Moderaterna has started looking at 2014. Wonder if the socially conservative Kristdemokraterna will get any gift.

And since this is in the budget and the budget is passed that gets most votes (majority not needed), it will pass with active or passive support from Sverigedemokraterna (ugly party).

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Oct 16th, 2012 at 02:40:46 PM EST

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