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Radio Sweden Wednesday

Published onsdag 24 maj 2006 kl 12.37
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Swedes go to voting stations in national and local elections on September the 17th
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Coming up today:

As the countdown to the national election begins, Swedes are preparing themselves for a summer of constant political opinion polls. But we ask - do opinion polls reflect public opinion or affect it?

Sweden is doused in criticism in Amnesty International’s 2006 report - we asked them why?

It’s been approved by 15 out of the 25 members states but will the shelved European constitution ever be revived?

In its annual report, Amnesty International is critical of countries ranging from the USA to Sweden. Focusing on this country, our reporter Gaby Katz talked to Madelaine Seidlitz, lawyer and refugee coordinator at the Swedish section of Amnesty:

The sheer number of opinon polls published in the Swedish newspapers is increasing the closer we get to the September election. The latest polls suggest that voter preference is moving away from the opposition parties back towards the ruling government. But do opinion polls reflect public opinion or affect it? Radio Sweden’s Dave Russell has more:

The Asian tsunami disaster took the lives of more than 500 Swedes who were vacationing in Thailand. Now geologists here have discovered that Sweden was once hit by a devastating tidal wave. But, as gw reports, it was quite a while ago:

In this month’s EuropeFile with Azariah Kiros: It’s been approved by 15 out of the 25 members states but will the shelved proposed constitution of the European Union ever be revived? And why does the Union need two seats of parliament?

Closing Music: ”We’re Still Ageing”, Soundtrack of Our Lives

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