Elections in Sweden: the extreme right becomes the second political force

  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party of Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has been the most voted

  • A possible agreement between the extreme right and the conservatives would displace the Social Democrats from the government

  • No party declares itself the winner of the elections in Sweden pending the official results on Wednesday

The Social Democratic Party of Sweden (PSS) led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson received the most votes in the legislative elections held this Sunday with 30.5 percent of the vote, but the four right-wing parties, with the far-right Sweden Democrats in the leadwould add more support, according to the still partial official results corresponding to 83.9 percent of the tables that have already been scrutinized.

The second formation with the most votes is the party of far-right Sweden Democrats (DS) with 20.7 percent of the vote, while the Moderate Party (PM) would keep 19 percent of support. The Social Democrats would improve their results by two points compared to the last elections in 2018, while the Swedish Democrats grew three points and the moderates fell almost one.

In fourth position would be the Center Party (PC, 6.7 percent), followed by the Left Party (PI, 6.7 percent), the Christian Democratic Party of Sweden (PCDS, 5.4 percent), the Green Party (PV, 5 percent); and the Liberal Party of Sweden (PLS, 4.6 percent).

The situation is a technical tie between the two camps, which calls into question whether the PSS can govern with a coalition agreement or with specific support in Parliament from the Green Party, the Center Party and the Left Party. Between the four parties they would add 48.8 percent of the votes, while the other four parties, if they managed to understand each other, would accumulate 49.8 percent of the votes.

The option of However, an agreement on the right seems far away than ever, since even if the sum were enough to govern, it is difficult to imagine an executive led by the Moderate Party when the extreme right has clearly surpassed him in votes. The third option would be a German-style grand coalition with the PSS and the Moderate Party, but this seems unlikely given the precedents of clashes and rivalry between the two formations. This pathway would only be explored if all other options fail.


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