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Alliance gears up for next election

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Alliance gears up for next election
12:46 CEST+02:00
The leaders of the parties in Sweden's governing Alliance are heading to Varberg in western Sweden in an attempt to repeat the approach – adopted by them in 2004 – that led to victory in parliamentary elections two years later.

In an article published in Dagens Nyheter, the four party leaders announced that they would be travelling to Varberg on October 20th for a two-day conference to hammer out a joint platform ahead of the 2010 election.

“When we met in Högfors – at Maud Olofsson's home – in 2004, there were two years remaining before the next general election. We are now at the same stage in relation to the 2010 election,” wrote Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund, Göran Hägglund of the Christian Democrats, Centre Party chair Maud Olofsson and prime minister and leader of the Moderate Party, Fredrik Reinfeldt.

At Varberg, they plan to further develop cooperation on the election manifesto in a bid to win the continued endorsement of Sweden's voters in 2010.

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