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different country

This election could put an end to the right-wing wave that has rolled across the country with ever-increasing power since the Willoch government triggered it in 1981.

The country is different here already, because where in Europe has a government alternative been erected which – with chances of winning – goes to the polls on:

  • n that public services should not be impaired in scope and quality to make room for tax cuts,
  • n that the privatization wave must be stopped,
  • n that public sector restructuring should take place through active cooperation with employees and not through competitive exposure,
  • n that work environment rules and rights for employees should not be improved?

The disappointing answer

The answer is disheartening. This is the case only in Norway. In Denmark, the majority in the Folketing is so market liberal, so environmentally, culturally and minority hostile that it should be a huge space for a red-green alternative. Instead, all parties, with the exception of the Unity List (not yet a three percent party), are moving in the direction of a Danish People's Party of which Carl I. Hagen is just a pale gloss.

In Sweden, it could go against a crushing election winner for the right in next year's election. The Social Democrats are awkward in the face of the social challenges, and the Left Party. . .

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