Norway PM turns taxi driver to find out 'what people really think'
OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg revealed on Sunday that he has gone undercover as a taxi driver for an afternoon, in a bid to find out voters' real concerns.
"It's important for me to hear what people really think. If there's one place where people say what they think, it's in the taxi," he said in a video posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The video was released while campaigning was in full swing for the Sept 9 General Election, which Mr Stoltenberg's ruling leftist coalition appears likely to lose, according to the latest opinion polls.
Mr Stoltenberg wore an Oslo Taxi uniform - complete with a badge - one afternoon in June and picked up passengers in a black Mercedes in the Norwegian capital.