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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:40 PM
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Sweden Votes to Adopt Euro
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8703-200...

STOCKHOLM, Sept 14 -- Swedes voted on Sunday on scrapping the crown to become the 13th member of the euro after opinion polls showed sympathy votes for slain pro-euro Foreign Minister Anna Lindh eroding the "No" side's long-standing lead.

Nearly all votes should be counted 2-1/2 hours after polls close at 1800 GMT, but victors' celebrations were likely to be muted as more red roses, poems and children's drawings piled up outside the store where Lindh was stabbed on Wednesday.

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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:44 PM
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1. Good for Sweden and the Euro
And a good memorial to Anna Lindh.

Sonia
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:47 PM
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2. That's surprising
I really didn't think it would pass.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:49 PM
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3. That is not known yet
But results are expected any minute now.
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:50 PM
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4. this will not go down well here..look for shifts in policy towards Sweden
n/t
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NWHarkness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:00 PM
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5. That's a misleading headline
It reads like the switch to the Euro was approved.

It would be more accurately titled "Sweden Votes ON adopting Euro"
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:05 PM
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6. First Prognosis: "No" holds slim lead. (51.8 vs. 46.2)
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 01:36 PM by Kellanved
Next Prognosis expected in 15 minutes. (2:45 PM EST)
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LivingInTheBubble Donating Member (360 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 01:33 PM
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7. TV news
is saying its likely to be NO....
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:02 PM
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8. BBC cites exit poll: 52% OPPOSE euro
Top story on BBC World this hour.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3108292.stm

An exit poll suggests that Sweden has narrowly voted to reject the euro, in a referendum days after the killing of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh.

The Swedish television poll of 7,000 people gives the No side 51.8% to the Yes side's 46.2%.

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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:06 PM
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9. Also they have voted since 8/27 - so early votes are likely "No's"
I doubt that it will pass - but we will find out in 5 hours

and if they have electronic voting they can announce a result and then go back and adjust machine by machine the machine reports until the sum of the machine reports is the same as the press release.
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 02:27 PM
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10. 57.1% NO with 80% of vote counted
Edited on Sun Sep-14-03 02:31 PM by Newsjock
Just announced on BBC World.

BBC World declares that the referendum has been defeated.
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