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September 20, 1994 | Times Wire Services
Conservative Prime Minister Carl Bildt resigned Monday, a day after voters brought back the Social Democrats to guide the country out of its economic crisis. After a campaign dominated by economic issues, the Social Democrats captured 45.6% of the vote Sunday, according to late returns. That's enough to return Ingvar Carlsson to the prime minister's post three years after he was ousted by a conservative coalition.
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January 23, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Any day now, Lars Gustafsson can expect the telephone to ring at his Swedish home. When he answers, it will probably be Jay Leno or David Letterman on the line, inviting him to make a quick trip to the United States. After all, men with Gustafsson's sense of humor are not easy to find. Gustafsson's gift might have gone unnoticed had it not been for a letter he wrote the other day to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo.
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February 21, 1992 | Reuters
Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt urged President Bush on Thursday not to let the United States become so preoccupied with Russia that it ignores the Baltic republics. The two leaders held talks and a working lunch at the White House, and Bush said afterward he welcomes "Sweden's desire to play a more active part in the emerging global community."
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December 9, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO and JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
His admirers handed former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt the hottest potato in Europe on Friday, choosing him to lead an ambitious international attempt to reconstruct Bosnia-Herzegovina. The 46-year-old Bildt was the unanimous choice of a conference here implementing last month's Dayton, Ohio, peace accord, but his appointment as proconsul came with only vague descriptions of his powers.
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February 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sweden's political crisis worsened when Finance Minister Kjell-Olof Feldt, who tried to trim a lavish welfare state with free-market policies, resigned amid efforts to form a new government. Feldt's announcement in Stockholm followed the resignation Thursday of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson's Social Democratic minority government, defeated in Parliament over an economic austerity package.
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June 8, 1988
Swedish Justice Minister Anna-Greta Leijon resigned in an uproar over her authorization of a secret investigation into the slaying of Prime Minister Olof Palme in February, 1986. The resignation forestalled a no-confidence motion in Parliament that Ingvar Carlsson, Palme's successor, appeared certain to lose.
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June 25, 1987 | Associated Press
The top Swedish official responsible for investigating misconduct in government has resigned after he was accused of cheating on his expense account and abusing his office. In a letter released Wednesday through the national news agency TT, Per-Erik Nilsson denied any wrongdoing but said he was leaving for the good of his office as judicial ombudsman. "My decision was not a result of being guilty of the accusations against me," Nilsson wrote in his letter. "I feel I have done a good job."
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February 16, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson resigned after Parliament rejected his Social Democratic government's stiff measures aimed at ending strikes and controlling inflation. The action threw the country into a political crisis. Carlsson gave his government's resignation to Speaker Thage G. Peterson, who remained head of a caretaker Cabinet. Analysts said the most likely outcome would be a reconstituted Social Democratic government with tacit support of the Communists.
NEWS
May 9, 1989
Sixteen people, including five leading Swedish politicians, were killed when a commuter aircraft crashed on landing in southeastern Sweden. The twin-engined Beechcraft 99 was on a routine flight from Stockholm's Arlanda airport to Oskarshamn when it suddenly banked steeply and crashed and exploded as it was about to land at Virkvarns Airport. Among the 14 passengers and two pilots killed was one of Sweden's best known and most popular political figures, Stockholm Social Democratic party leader John-Olle Persson.
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August 19, 1995 | Associated Press
Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson unexpectedly announced Friday that he will resign next March, more than two years before his four-year term expires. In a nationally broadcast news conference, Carlsson said he has fulfilled most of his goals since returning to office last year and wants to spend more time with his family. Carlsson, 60, first became prime minister after the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.
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September 20, 1994 | Times Wire Services
Conservative Prime Minister Carl Bildt resigned Monday, a day after voters brought back the Social Democrats to guide the country out of its economic crisis. After a campaign dominated by economic issues, the Social Democrats captured 45.6% of the vote Sunday, according to late returns. That's enough to return Ingvar Carlsson to the prime minister's post three years after he was ousted by a conservative coalition.
NEWS
February 21, 1992 | Reuters
Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt urged President Bush on Thursday not to let the United States become so preoccupied with Russia that it ignores the Baltic republics. The two leaders held talks and a working lunch at the White House, and Bush said afterward he welcomes "Sweden's desire to play a more active part in the emerging global community."
NEWS
September 17, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson resigned after his long-ruling Social Democratic Party suffered its biggest defeat since the 1920s in Sunday's election. But formation of a new government was clouded by division within the victorious center-right coalition that failed to win a parliamentary majority. Carlsson was asked to stay on as caretaker prime minister. The coalition of Conservatives, Liberals, Center Party and Christian Democrats won 47.1% of the vote.
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September 16, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweden's Social Democratic Party, founders of Europe's model welfare state, suffered its worst defeat in 60 years to center-right parties in parliamentary elections Sunday. Soon after the polls closed and after Swedish television broadcast computer projections of results, Social Democratic Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson said his government will resign today.
NEWS
February 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sweden's political crisis worsened when Finance Minister Kjell-Olof Feldt, who tried to trim a lavish welfare state with free-market policies, resigned amid efforts to form a new government. Feldt's announcement in Stockholm followed the resignation Thursday of Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson's Social Democratic minority government, defeated in Parliament over an economic austerity package.
NEWS
May 9, 1989
Sixteen people, including five leading Swedish politicians, were killed when a commuter aircraft crashed on landing in southeastern Sweden. The twin-engined Beechcraft 99 was on a routine flight from Stockholm's Arlanda airport to Oskarshamn when it suddenly banked steeply and crashed and exploded as it was about to land at Virkvarns Airport. Among the 14 passengers and two pilots killed was one of Sweden's best known and most popular political figures, Stockholm Social Democratic party leader John-Olle Persson.
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