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Opposition Drops, Still Leads in Sweden

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Three centre-left opposition parties are holding on to the lead in Sweden’s political scene, according to a poll by Demoskop published in Expressen. 49.5 per cent of respondents would support the Workers’ Party – Social-Democrats (S), the Left Party (Vp) or the Environmental Party – The Greens (MP) in the next election to the Diet, down four points since May.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Three centre-left opposition parties are holding on to the lead in Sweden’s political scene, according to a poll by Demoskop published in Expressen. 49.5 per cent of respondents would support the Workers’ Party – Social-Democrats (S), the Left Party (Vp) or the Environmental Party – The Greens (MP) in the next election to the Diet, down four points since May.

The governing centre-right alliance of the Moderate Rally Party (M), the Centre Party (C), the People’s Party Liberals (FpL), and the Christian-Democrats (KD) is second with 47.2 per cent, up 5.1 points in a month.

Swedish voters renewed the Diet in September 2006. The centre-right alliance secured 178 seats, ending the ten-year tenure of Social-Democrat prime minister Goran Persson. Moderate leader Fredrik Reinfeldt became prime minister in October. In January 2007, former sustainable development minister Mona Sahlin took over as the new leader of the Social-Democrats.

In early June, Reinfeldt met with Chinese president Hu Jintao in Stockholm and discussed the state of human rights in China. The Swedish prime minister declared after the meeting: "We said we like human rights very much, and that we think it is important to honour existing agreements in the world".

Polling Data

What party would you support in the next general election?

 

Jun. 2007

May 2007

Opposition Parties (Centre-Left)

49.5%

53.5%

Workers’ Party – Social-Democrats (S)

37.7%

41.6%

Environmental Party – The Greens (MP)

8.2%

6.8%

Left Party (Vp)

3.6%

5.1%

Governing Alliance (Centre-Right)

47.2%

42.1%

Moderate Rally Party (M)

30.1%

29.2%

People’s Party Liberals (FpL)

7.2%

4.2%

Centre Party (C)

6.1%

5.8%

Christian-Democrats (KD)

3.8%

2.9%

Source: Demoskop / Expressen
Methodology: Interviews with 1,011 Swede voters, conducted from Jun. 2 to Jun. 6, 2007. No margin of error was provided.