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Nuder: I'm not running for party leader post

TT/The Local/dl · 24 Jan 2011, 11:22

Published: 24 Jan 2011 11:22 GMT+01:00

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"I don't want to and will not be running. Nomination committee chair Berit Andnor, with whom I've spoken with, also knows this," Nuder wrote in an email the TT news agency.

"She can confirm that I am not making myself available and will not do so."

Nuder first waved off speculation about his potential candidacy in the autumn shortly after Sahlin announced her decision to resign from the party leader post.

At the time, Nuder explained that he had left politics two years earlier and stressed that it was a "well thought through decision."

After 30 years in Swedish politics, 20 of which put him at the centre, Nuder told TT at the time that he wanted to do something else with his career before it was too late.

Nuder served in the Riksdag from 1994 until February 2009, when he announced he was leaving his seat. He served as the country's finance minister under former prime minister Göran Persson from 2004 to 2006.

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After Mona Sahlin took over as Social Democratic party leader in early 2007, Nuder was eventually forced out as the party's economic policy spokesperson in January 2008.

Analysts said Nuder's fall was primarily due to his close ties to Persson, with some wondering why Sahlin waited so long to replace her predecessor's right-hand-man.

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

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12:25 January 24, 2011 by big5
Saying this usually means he'll get it.

My bet is that Nuder will be the next head of SAP.
14:01 January 24, 2011 by Syftfel
Anyone trying to follow in the footsteps of Mona the Marxistess, will have a tough time. Swedes resoundlingly rejected this type of socialism last September 19th. Nyuder is wise to not try to resurrect the "Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse". Let's move forward, progressively, and leave Mona's socialism on the scrap heap of history!
23:54 January 24, 2011 by Acroyear
Am I the only one who thought this was all about Sverige Demokraterna...?

Anyway Syftfel, if Mona Salin was a Marxist, I'm a banana.

Anyway, I also hope he'll leave Salin's unfettered capitalism masking as "socialism" on the scrapheap of history.
00:32 January 25, 2011 by BobWas
Does this mean there won't be a Nudist Party?
00:40 January 25, 2011 by sgt_doom
I'm sorry, am I neglecting something here?

Didn't Nuder join Albright Stonebridge Group? The neolib/neocon bunch? Wasn't there some reason for that?
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