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Norwegian PM driving undercover taxi
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Aug 11, 2013, 05:53 PM
For a day in June, the Norwegian Prime Minister dressed in a taxi-driver uniform, and drove people around Oslo.
Jens Stoltenberg says he wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters ahead of his campaign for re-election in September.
He didn't wear a disguise other than the uniform, so he got recognized a lot. I'd rate this more as a publicity stunt than actual "learning the peoples concerns". Still, kudos for a cool stunt. And it probably will boost his votes, more so than baby kissing.
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Aug 11, 2013, 09:47 PM
You mean, he charged people for getting their opinion ? Darn capitalist

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Aug 12, 2013, 09:00 AM
No, he didn't charge them. At the end of the trip, he was revealed (as noted, most had recognized him already) and told the passenger that the trip was free this time.

Mr. Stoltenberg himself is personally very popular, but his party is trailing in the polls, so they're doing stunts like this as part of the campaign.
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