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Löfven presents his ‘shadow government’

Löfven presents his ‘shadow government’

Published: 24 Feb 2012 07:19 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Feb 2012 07:19 GMT+01:00

“Yes, that’s right and I am particularly happy to be able to recruit Magdalena Andersson and Emma Lennartson from outside (the Riksdag),” said Löfven to news agency TT on Thursday.

Löfven has chosen Andersson, a high ranking official at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) to be the party’s spokesperson on economy and Lennartsson, from trade union Kommunal, as group secretary in parliament.

Löfven has also carried out some reshuffling, moving Jennie Nilsson from the committee on taxation to the committee for industry and trade, taking over as the industry spokesperson.

Fredrik Olovsson becomes number one in the finance committee and the one who will have to face minister of finance Anders Borg on the rostrum.

Group leader for the Social Democrats will be Mikael Damberg, who will also be the one to meet prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in the party leader debates.

“Looking at the whole picture, he was the best option,” said Löfven to TT.

Urban Ahlin will stay in his current role as spokesperson on foreign policy and former party secretary Ibrahim Baylan becomes spokesperson on education, according to Löfven.

TT/The Local/rm (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

08:47 February 24, 2012 by johan rebel
So a high ranking official at the tax agency turns out to be a socialist.

Surprised, anyone?
09:34 February 24, 2012 by Indignerad
Social democrat =/= socialist. At least not nowadays.

And she didn't "turn out to be" anything, she left her political career for the Skatteverket job.
11:24 February 24, 2012 by JohnAndersson
Social Democrats, like Moderates, are a populist party with no underlying principles or values beyond what their latest polls suggest will bring them to power. Both parties are socialist or capitalist just as much as the polls tell them to be.
11:41 February 24, 2012 by StockholmSam
@johan rebel

A simple Wikipedia search for "socialism" and "social democracy" might go a long way to clearing up your confusion. Please do so before you post next time.
12:40 February 24, 2012 by phil23456
What a bunch of jokers. where are the real leaders?
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