Sweden election: yes, the far right made gains, but we’re not falling apart

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  • Sweden is recovering after a very tense election night.

The centre-right and the centre-left blocs have effectively secured very similar shares of the vote, but neither have come away with quite enough leverage to form a strong government alone.

  • Anamaria Dutceac Segesten
  • The Conversation

The far-right Sweden Democrats, a niche party campaigning on a nationalist agenda, registered its highest electoral score to date.

Stark 1aUnder different circumstances, its vote share of around 4.7% would put it in the position of kingmaker.

However, the mainstream parties are extremely reluctant to work with the group, because of its…

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