Mainstream parties’ failure to break taboos on crime and immigration has empowered country’s far right.
- Tino Sanandaji
STOCKHOLM — Swedish elections are rarely exciting or unpredictable events.
This year, things are looking rather different.
The rise of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats has put the taboo subjects of crime and immigration front and center in the campaign, forcing the mainstream parties to reckon with their failure to address the issues — and the connection between them — amid an unmistakable rise in crime and gang violence.
The result could be…