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Opposition Presents Joint Budget

Published tisdag 2 maj 2006 kl 12.07

Sweden’s four center-right opposition parties, who are running against the government in the upcoming September elections, presented a common budget proposal Tuesday.

The package is seen as an alternative to the budget presented last month by the minority Social Democrat government, with the support of the Left and Green parties. It’s the first time the four parties have presented a joint budget. Among the proposals are reducing some payroll taxes as a means of reducing informal and untaxed work, reforms to make dental care more affordable, and the abolition of wealth taxes.

The latest opinion poll once again gives the opposition a slight edge over the government and its allies. According to the survey the four party opposition alliance now has the support of 48.9 percent of voters, compared to 47.2 percent for the Social Democrats, Left, and Greens.

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