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Swedes Start Voting as Reinfeldt's Coalition Is Poised to Win Second Term
Date 19/09/2010 18:29  Author webmaster  Hits 979  Language Global
19 SEP 2010

By Johan Carlstrom ¦ Bloomberg

Swedes began voting today in elections that polls show will give Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s tax-cutting government a second term in office after he presided over the European Union’s biggest economic rebound.

The ruling four-party bloc has led in all seven polls conducted in August and September by Stockholm-based Sifo, gaining 50 percent support or more in four of those polls. Its lead over the three-party Social Democrat-led opposition has ranged from 3.3 percentage points in an Aug. 8 poll to 9.7 percentage points in a Sept. 12 poll, with a 3.3 percentage point margin of error. Swedes started casting their ballots at 8 a.m. local time. Polling stations close at 8 p.m.

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