Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive

August 12, 2013 | By | Reply More

Aug 12, Cameras in Oslo captured an unusual campaign prank: Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg driving a taxi, chatting with passengers ahead of elections.

The Norwegian PM dressed up as a cab driver, taking unsuspecting potential voters around the streets of the capital Oslo. Several passengers recognized him despite his taxi driver’s uniform.

hromedia Norway Prime Minister turns taxi driver in election drive eu crisis1Stoltenberg said he wanted to find out “what people really think.”

“And if there’s one place where people really say what they think about most things it’s in the taxi,” he added.

The prime minister’s passengers did not have to pay for the rides.

Stoltenberg’s Labor Party is trailing the opposition Conservatives in the opinion polls. Norway’s parliamentary elections are scheduled for September 9.

Press Journalist for HROmedia – Ignacio Damigo contributed to this report.

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