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The Swedish Election Shows The Ups And Downs Of Democracy

A center-right coalition has kicked out the left in the Swedish election. While Sweden was not facing any type of real crisis, the left had held power for 12 years.  

It is never the right time to lose an election. But even a liberal partisan can admit that democracy is often well-served by a change in power.  For example, as much as the 1994 Republican takeover still hurts, it’s also true that some Democrats had become arrogant and complacent after so many years of control of Congress. 

Still—Here’s to hoping the new right-leaning government in Sweden does poorly and that the left is restored as soon as possible. 

September 18, 2006 Posted by | Elections, Politics | 1 Comment