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Norwegian PM works as secret taxi driver

Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 02:08 AM ed
Mr Stoltenberg said it was the first time he had driven for eight years

(BBC) Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg spent an afternoon working incognito as a taxi driver in Oslo, he has revealed.

Mr Stoltenberg said he had wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views.

He wore sunglasses and an Oslo taxi driver’s uniform for the shift in June, only revealing his identity once he was recognized by his passengers.

His exchanges with his passengers were captured on a hidden camera.

The footage – made in collaboration with an advertising company – has been posted on the prime minister’s Facebook page and made into a film which will be used as part of his campaign for re-election in September.

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