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  Obama wins primary in Sweden
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Last EditedMadViking  Mar 03, 2008 04:31pm
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News DateMonday, March 3, 2008 10:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionBarack Obama has handily defeated rival Hillary Clinton in a vote by registered members of the Democratic Party living in Sweden.

Obama received a total of 69.7 percent of the 274 votes cast, while 29.9 percent voted for Clinton.

The vote was organized by the Swedish chapter of Democrats Abroad, the overseas arm of the US Democratic Party, as a part of a Global Primary in which 23,105 votes were cast from 164 countries and territories.

"People came out of the woodwork and showed that they care about their country even though they are living in Sweden," said Bill Borden, President of Democrats Abroad Sweden.

According to Borden, the new primary voting process attracted around 150 new members to Democrats Abroad Sweden, bringing total membership to 545.
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