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Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg Becomes Taxi Driver For The Day To Speak To Voters (VIDEO)

11/08/2013 20:28 BST | Updated 12/08/2013 10:29 BST

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Norway's prime minister spent the day working as a taxi driver so he could hear the views of ordinary voters he has revealed.

Jens Stoltenberg took to the wheel for the first time in eight years and picked up random fares from around the capital Oslo while being filmed by a secret camera.

The job swap happened in June but the Labour politician has only just posted the footage on his Facebook page.

He told Norwegian media: ""It is important for me to hear what people really think.

"And if there is one place people really say what they think about most things, it's in the taxi."

Many of the passengers recognise the PM and one elderly gentlemen comments on how similar he looks to Stoltenberg from the side.

Two other young girls burst out laughing when they identify the driver.

He debates numerous topics with his customers and the stunt appears to work - at least one of them said they would vote for him in the country's upcoming elections on 9th September.

All of the trips were free of charge.