.. of countries in Europe in which populistic anti-immigration parties has received parliamentary seats. Maybe not so surprising, as earlier polls have shown high support for the sweden democrats, and both Norway and Denmark (Sweden's neighbour countries) already have anti-immigration parties in parliament since years.
There has been a clear change in Sweden's politics in recent years. The liberal-right coalition has been popular in Sweden and has taken the place as the largest block in the last couple of years - making this election the first time in Sweden's history that a liberal-right party or coalition has been elected for a second term. Perhaps due to the high confidence and trust ratings that the prime minister Reinfeld and financial minister Borg receives from the public, while the fairly new social democratic leader scores very low in most polls. Uncertain times need certain leaders..
The election winners (the liberal-right coalition) have now reached out to the green party to create a majority, and I really hope the green party accepts the invitation. Both blocks have stated that they will under no circumstance cooperate with the sweden democrats, leaving few options to create a majority.
The next government must be declared by the 5th of October, giving Reinfeldt about 2 weeks to consider his options and create a majority.
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