Opposition Calls For Ringholm To Go
Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson is standing by his man despite increased pressure from opposition parties for Bosse Ringholm to resign because of the controversy over untaxed wages at Enskede IK football club.
Swedish Radio’s Ekot programme yesterday produced a secret contract between the Stockholm club and its trainer, proving that the coach was paid untaxed wages. Deputy prime Minister Ringholm was finance minister and Enskede chairman at the time the contract was signed.
Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund is among the opposition party leaders calling for Ringholm to go.
” Up to now when I’ve been asked whether he should resign, I’ve said no, but after the latest developments I think he should. He’s a burden for Sweden,” said Hägglund.
But the Prime Minister said he was standing by his deputy, who has sworn to him that he knew nothing of the document.