Sweden: Social Democrats ahead in election

According to forecasts, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson‘s Social Democrats have clearly become the strongest force in Sweden’s parliamentary elections. According to the broadcaster SVT, the party received around 29.3 percent of the vote on Sunday. The right-wing populist Sweden Democrats came to about 20.5 percent, according to the report. They are thus on track for a record result and will probably become the second-strongest political force in the Stockholm parliament for the first time. Ulf Kristersson’s moderates were reported to be at 18.8 percent. That would be their worst result since 2002.

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