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