Swedish Prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, reshuffles government
just a few months before elections. What is the strategy? Is the PM
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
The general elections in Sweden will be held in 2014 and generally,
opinion poll results have not favoured the governing parties for very
long time. Could this be the next strategy the Swedish premier, Fredrik
Reinfeldt want to design so that he could continue to cling to power -
by reshuffling his government?
There had been speculations or insider tipping a month ago that Fredrik
Reinfeldt was about to reshuffle his government ahead of elections. On
Tuesday, the Prime Minister did keep to that 'speculation'.
Reinfeldt and Carlsson in swedish parliament on Tuesday?
Gunilla Carlsson leaves the post as Development and Cooperation
minister and passes it to Hillevi Engström who moves from the Labour
Ministery to replace her.
The outgoing minister for Development Cooperation, Gunilla Carlsson has
accomplished and contributed a lot to his government, Fredrik Reinfeldt
"It's been a great journey and a great collaboration, "said Gunilla Carlsson.
Elisabeth Svantesson (Moderates) will be the new Minister of Labour.
She is currently Moderate party MP from Örebro County and chairperson
of the Parliamentary Labour Market. She was born in 1967, an economist
and has a position at Örebro University. She has been an MP since 2006.
What ever the prime minister does now will remain to be seen if it
would make any change to his political situation. This is because
latest opinion poll out today suggests that if the election were held
today, Sweden's four governing parties would have some 40.7 percent of
the vote, while the Red-Green opposition parties would get 48.8
percent, according to polling organisation Skop.
The far right party Sweden Democrats will have 9.4 percent.
By Scancomark.com Team