Head of Swedish companies have now given in to the believed that the Social Democrats will head next government
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The percentage of managers of Swedish companies who believe that Stefan
Löfven, head of the Swedish opposition party, Social Democrats, will
head the government after the elections next fall has risen sharply, an
new poll show.
According to a survey carried out by polling organisation Skop
commissioned by the Swedish business daily, Dagens Industri, writes
that a clear majority of companies officials now believe that there
will be a power shift after that election though they are not very
enthuse about the Socialists and the Greens running the country.
Stefan Löfven, head of the Swedish opposition party, Social Democrats at a party campaign in the summer / Granscole
After two terms in office, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt seems to
be looking focus and his government getting out of ideas, something
some people described as “tired” and the believe now is that he
will be forced to pack out of his current address in
Rosenbadsgatan after the election next fall, if the polls are to be
believes. It should be noted that many other polls all year round have
shown that the current governing Alliance coalition is losing
Back to the polling, some 600 managers responded to the question asked
about what their believed is about who will win the next elections.
More than half, 59 percent believe that the social Democrats will come
on top. When they were in February / March 2012, 74 percent believed
then that Reinfeldt and his government would win and only 22 percent
believed in a Red - Green opposition will stand a chance.
The fact that the business community believe that the Social Democrats
are coming into government does not mean that they endorse or support
it. Although Stefan Löfven has made every effort to charm the business
community with promises of establishing an innovation council, export
promotion efforts and reduced sick pay for workers, they still have
strong distrust of the Social Democratic Party.
Only 5 percent of business leaders believe that a Social Democrat led -
government would be good for business than today, while 56 percent
believe it would be worse.
The right-wing are said to be better in business due to its relaxed
policies on taxes, controls and rules. The Social Democrats would
likely follow up on stricter rules on things such as employment, safety
issues, taxes and controls in the welfare system.