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  Sweden. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Sweden falls into two main geographical regions: the north (Norrland), comprising about two thirds of the country, which is mountainous (except for a narrow strip of lowland along the Gulf of Bothnia); and the south (Svealand and Götaland), which is mostly low-lying and where most of the population lives.
Sweden was a member of the European Free Trade Association from 1960 to 1994; in 1995 it joined the European Union.
Sweden entered the United Nations in 1946, and Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish diplomat, was secretary-general of the organization from 1953 until his death in 1961.
www.bartleby.com /65/sw/Sweden.html   (2264 words)

 Sweden general election, 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Results of the general election to the Riksdag, the parliament of Sweden, held Sunday September 15, 2002.
Summary of the 15 September 2002 Sweden Riksdag election results
¹ New Democracy was actually dissolved by the time of the election and did not run, but some voters wrote the party name on an empty ballot anyway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swedish_parliamentary_election,_2002   (135 words)

 Sweden (08/05)
Sweden suffered further territorial losses during the Napoleonic wars and was forced to cede Finland to Russia in 1809.
The 2002 election results for Sweden’s major parties were as follows: the Social Democratic Party (39.8%; 144 seats), the Moderate Party (15.2%; 55 seats), the Liberal Party (13.3%; 48 seats), the Christian Democrats (9.1%; 33 seats), the Left Party (8.3%; 30 seats), the Center Party (6.1%; 22 seats), and the Green Party (4.6%; 17 seats).
While some argued that it went against Sweden's historic policy of neutrality (Sweden had not joined the EU during the Cold War because it was incompatible with neutrality), others viewed the move as a natural extension of the economic cooperation that had been going on since 1972 with the EU.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm   (3675 words)

Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe and is one-tenth larger than California.
Sweden emerged from the Napoleonic Wars with the acquisition of Norway from Denmark and with a new royal dynasty stemming from Marshal Jean Bernadotte of France, who became King Charles XIV (1818–1844).
The artificial union between Sweden and Norway led to an uneasy relationship, and the union was finally dissolved in 1905.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108008.html   (899 words)

 general elections in sweden 15th september 2002
This timetable leads to the local and general elections occurring at the same time: there is an habitually high participation rate and the predominance of national political themes throughout the electoral campaign.
Sweden is divided into 29 electoral constituencies, each electing 11 Parliamentary representatives on average, the biggest of these being the capital, Stockholm which elects 38 MP’s.
Over the last 17 years Sweden has been governed by them except for a short period from 1991 to 1994 where it was governed by a conservative coalition led by Carl Bildt and which brought together the Moderates, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/suede   (1146 words)

Defense attorneys generally had access to the public prosecutor's files only after arraignment and routinely were denied access to files that the Government asserted dealt with national intelligence or security matters, particularly in SSC cases.
In general RTUK suspended television broadcasts for 1 day, and radio broadcasts for longer terms such as 3 to 6 months, usually for violating laws prohibiting the broadcast of "terrorist organization declarations." RTUK decisions may be appealed to the Provincial Administrative Court and then to the Council of State (Danistay).
In October the Court of Appeals Chief Prosecutor opened a court case demanding the closure of the AK Party for being a center of activities "contrary to the principle of a secular republic." The party is charged with failing to abide by a Court ruling requiring Erdogan to resign as party chairman.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18396.htm   (18221 words)

 general elections in sweden 15th september 2002 Results
As soon as the results were announced its leader Bo Lundgren whose personality, that is especially lacking in charisma, was particularly criticised during the campaign, stated his desire to continue leading the party in spite of this extremely poor result.
The participation rate dropped in comparison with the last elections and is the lowest since the 1950’s.
Sweden might be able to enter the Euro zone on 1St January 2005.However, not only will Göran Persson have to convince most of his countrymen but also the Left Party and the Greens as well as a number of members of his own party who are still opposed to economic and monetary Union.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/suede/resultats.htm   (943 words)

 Democracy (Harpers.org)
The U.N. General Assembly for the ninth time called on the United States to lift its embargo of Cuba; the vote was 167-3; only the Marshall Islands and Israel voted with the U.S. Police shot protesters in Mozambique, killing ten, after an election the opposition said was rigged.
Thailand's election commission ordered revotes in 62 districts because of widespread cheating, though it confirmed the overall victory of the Thai Love Thai party, whose leader, the new prime minister, is under investigation for corruption.
General Wesley Clark was wearing argyle sweaters at campaign appearances in an attempt to appeal to women voters.
www.harpers.org /Democracy.html   (4736 words)

 Elections in Sweden -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sweden has a multi-party system, with numerous parties which seldom receive a simple majority of votes in parliament, and parties must therefore work with each other to form coalition governments.
Elections are held on the third Sunday of September every four years.
Elections for the European Parliament held in Sweden.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Elections_in_Sweden   (565 words)

 Fjordman: Is Swedish Democracy Collapsing?
Amnesty International concluded that acts of violence against women had spiralled upward in Sweden in the last 15 years, a jump that could not be explained away as merely a greater willingness by women to report the incidents.
Sweden's politicians view arranged marriages as a positive tradition: a cultural pattern that immigrants should be allowed to preserve even in Sweden.
When voting in Sweden you pick your voting card from the political representatives outside the voting booths, and then walk across the hall to the voting booth and select which candidate you want to vote for - only there inside the booth where you select the party candidate are you hidden from view.
fjordman.blogspot.com /2005/05/is-swedish-democracy-collapsing.html#...   (12394 words)

 CNN.com - Sweden looks set to stay left - August 27, 2002
The election background in Sweden should not be a promising one for a governing party.
But the election is curiously bereft of "hot" issues, and most of the opposition parties lack charismatic leaders or a programme of eye-catching differentiation.
But while Sweden has its problems with second- and third-generation immigrant groups which have failed to integrate, there is no significant far-right group making an electoral advance in Sweden on that issue.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/08/27/sweden.election.oakley   (664 words)

 CNN.com - Swedes go to the polls - September 15, 2002
A Social Democrat win in Sweden, which belongs to the European Union but has not joined the euro single currency and is not a NATO member, would put the country at odds with nations such as France, Denmark, Italy and Portugal which have moved to the right in elections in the last two years.
The Social Democrats' central campaign theme is that Sweden's taxes, among the highest in the world, are needed to maintain and improve public services such as health, care of children and the elderly, education and crime prevention.
In Sweden, one political party with a mildly anti-immigrant platform came from nowhere to win more than five percent of the vote in 1991, but crashed out of parliament in 1994.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/09/14/sweden.pollsopen   (676 words)

 Law.com - 9th Circuit May Put Brakes on Recall Election
The case is an appeal of U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson's refusal to halt the unprecedented election.
In his order, Judge Wilson suggested that since one general election and several local elections have proceeded under the consent decree, the plaintiffs can't raise the claim now.
Rosenbaum and the ACLU counter that preventing the 2002 general election would have had disastrous consequences: California would have had no one in the House of Representatives, a mostly vacant state Legislature and no governor.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1063212014818   (1441 words)

 Morgan Stanley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
An alternative explanation to the election argument is that it is precisely because the US is recovering ahead of the rest of the world that a strong dollar is now seen to certainly lead to a yawning external deficit.
This level of support is better than at the time of the 1998 election and nearly as strong as at the time of the 1994 election, when the Social Democrats were still dominating the political scene (45.3% of the votes).
First, the Social Democrats have had some warning at the previous election in 1998, when they lost 10% of the total electorate and recorded their worst performance since universal suffrage was established at the beginning of the twentieth century.
www.morganstanley.com /GEFdata/digests/20020322-fri.html   (7736 words)

 Azerbaijan - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Widespread voting irregularities during the election included ballot box stuffing, multiple voting and intimidation of voters and election observers.
Scores of election officials who refused to sign flawed election protocols during the count were reportedly threatened and detained.
Hundreds of protesters and dozens of police officers were injured, many seriously, in clashes between opposition activists protesting at election irregularities and officers from the police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) Special Forces in the capital, Baku, on 16 October.
web.amnesty.org /report2004/aze-summary-eng   (816 words)

 Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: Americas: Colombia
In April 2002, seven prosecutors with the attorney general's Human Rights Unit and one member of the Technical Investigation Unit (Cuerpo Técnico de Investigaciones, CTI) received credible and serious threats related to their work investigating high-profile cases of human rights violations.
In the first eleven months of 2002, sixteen defenders were reported killed, most by groups that were not clearly identified at the time of this writing.
In 2002, the U.S. government provided Colombia with $374 million in military aid and, in a new development, lifted restrictions preventing the Colombian security forces from using the funding to combat illegal armed groups.
www.hrw.org /wr2k3/americas4.html   (4194 words)

 DAWN - Opinion; October 5, 2002
THE principal candidate in the forthcoming election and certainly the most active of all the characters on the electoral stage, is the Establishment itself.
Regardless of the controversies these measures generate or the degree of support they may in the short run receive, they are much too transparently designed to impress the population of the Establishment’s goodwill and concern for the various sections of society, which is populism pure and simple.
The October 2002 election is supposed to ensure transfer of authority from a temporary military regime to elected representatives.
www.dawn.com /2002/10/05/op.htm   (4612 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries.
Indecision over the country's role in the political and economic integration of Europe delayed Sweden's entry into the EU until 1995, and waived the introduction of the euro in 1999.
Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century, Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/sw.html   (1161 words)

 Freeway - Young Election
The biggest difference between the two elections is that the parties with more radical opinions, like the Left Party and the Green Party, got more votes.
Our conclusion is, even tough the Young Election turned out in this way, that the election this autumn for the Parliament probably will look pretty much the same because the students aren't such a big part of the whole population.
Something bad about Young Election tough is that there weren't so many who took the chance to vote, only 34,3 % of the students in the whole country.
free1.freeway.org /issue16/Sverige/election.html   (635 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Porn appeal shocks Swedish conservatives
A candidate in Sweden's general election has called for pornography to be broadcast on television every Saturday to encourage people to have more sex.
Ms Kirpikli, a councillor in the southern town of Skoevde, is standing for parliament in the election on 15 September - a vote the ruling Social Democrats are tipped to win.
Sweden has a negative natural growth rate, with more deaths than births now registered every year.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2241855.stm   (323 words)

 2002 - Free net encyclopedia
February 20 - In most of the world, at 20:02 (8:02 PM) local time, date (written as day/month), time, and year are all 2002, making each of them alone, any two together, and the combination of all three, all palindromes.
July 27 - Helen Clark leader of the Labour Party is historically re-elected in a landslide victory over the Right Wing in the New Zealand general election of 2002.
November 5 - U.S. Elections: The Republican Party maintains control of the House of Representatives and regains control of the Senate.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/2002   (4754 words)

 Clearharmony - Falundafa in Europe
On June 29, 2002, Swedish and Austrian Dafa practitioners were invited to introduce Falun Gong at the collaboration meeting of Croatian conventional and frontier medicines.
Sweden: Seminar on the Persecution of Falun Gong at the 2002 NGO Summit [02.09.2002]
On August 18, 2002, practitioners from France held Fa-introduction activities in front of the Eiffel Tower and fully utilized the opportunity to clarify the truth to people regarding the groundless trial in Hong Kong.
www.clearharmony.net /cat/c1153/c1153-13.html   (2707 words)

 ELECTION 2004 SPECIAL REPORT ELECTION 2004 NEWS VOTE 2004 | HavenWorks.com/election/2004 VOTE Elections Politics ...
Despite early exit polls to the contrary, the President took Florida, Ohio and, in the end, the election.
And I will appoint an attorney general who will uphold the Constitution of the United States," Kerry said, delighting the partisan audience in his most direct attack on their favorite targets: George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald H.
"Moving to squelch an election year controversy, the White House yesterday made public records showing that President Bush attended some Air National Guard training between mid-1972 and mid-1973 and was paid for it, and said the records refute reports that Bush did not fulfill his military obligation during the Vietnam War."...
www.havenworks.com /election/2004   (4053 words)

 The Secretary-General Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The recommendations in the report are to address terrorism by dissuading people from resorting to terrorism or supporting it; denying terrorists the means to carry out attacks; deterring States from supporting terrorism; developing State capacity to defeat terrorism; and defending human rights.
In a report to the Security Council, Annan says the international presence in Darfur must be expanded because militia attacks against civilians are continuing.
The Secretary-General's vision for a renewed UN role and concrete proposals for action as outlined in his report was a central focus of the Millennium Summit.
www.un.org /News/ossg/sg/index.shtml   (1534 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook 2002 -- Sweden
Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment, rising maintenance costs, and a declining position in world markets.
elections: the monarchy is hereditary; prime minister elected by the Parliament; election last held NA September 1998 (next to be held 20 September 2002)
The government's commitment to fiscal discipline resulted in a substantive budgetary surplus in 2001, but is expected to shrink somewhat in 2002, due to the global economic slowdown, tax cuts, and spending increases.
www.umsl.edu /services/govdocs/wofact2002/geos/sw.html   (1083 words)

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