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Election result was a disappointment for Center

Published fredag 28 januari 2011 kl 11.08
Annie Johansson led the analysis group

The election analysis group for the Center Party says there needs to be big changes - in September's election their vote dipped, although they are still one of the parties in the ruling coalition.

Sweden's Center Party has its roots in the farmer's social movement and was once one of the country's biggest parties. But in September they only got six and a half per cent of the votes, down from almost eight per cent in 2006.

Annie Johansson led the party's election analysis. She says to Swedish Radio News that the leadership needs to be reorganised, although they are not calling for party leader Maud Olofsson to step down. Rather the analysis group says the post of deputy leader should be brought back.

Annie Johansson also says that the party needs to explain its compromises better, as when it went along with the government line on new atomic energy plants, despite the Centre Party's long opposition to nuclear.

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