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    Far-right tipped to win big as Sweden heads to polls

    Swedes vote on Sunday in a tight election dominated by fears over asylum and welfare, with the populist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values.


    Far-right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years following a refugee crisis sparked by civil war in Syria and ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and parts of Africa.


    In Sweden, the influx of 163,000 asylum seekers in 2015 has polarised voters, fractured the cosy political consensus and could give the Sweden Democrats, a party with roots in the neo-Nazi fringe, a veto over which parties form the next government.


    "Traditional parties have failed to respond to the sense of discontent that exists," Magnus Blomgren, a social scientist at Umea University.


    "That discontent maybe isn't directly related to unemployment or the economy, but simply a loss of faith in the political system. Sweden isn't alone in this."


    The centre-left bloc, uniting the minority governing Social Democrat and Green parties with the Left Party, is backed by about 40 percent of voters, recent opinion polls indicate, with a slim lead over the centre-right Alliance bloc.


    The Sweden Democrats, who want the country to leave the European Union and put a freeze on immigration, have about 17 percent, up from the 13 percent they scored in the 2014 vote, opinion polls suggest.


    But their support was widely underestimated before the last election and some online surveys give them as much as 25 percent, a result that would likely make them the biggest party, dethroning the Social Democrats for the first time in a century.


    That could weaken the Swedish crown in the short term, but analysts do not see any long-term effect on markets from the election as economic growth is strong, government coffers are well stocked and there is broad agreement about the thrust of economic policy.



    Sweden has flirted with populism before. New Democracy, founded by an aristocrat and a record producer, won nearly 7 percent of the vote in 1991 promising strict immigration policies, cheaper alcohol and free parking, before crashing out of parliament only three years later.


    But if the Sweden Democrats get a quarter of the vote, it would be a sensation in a country described as a "humanitarian superpower" by then Moderate party prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in 2014.


    It would also make them the biggest populist party in the Nordic region, topping the Danish People's Party, which got 21 percent in 2015, and trump the 12.6 percent for the far-right Alternative for Germany which swept into the Bundestag in 2017.


    With an eye on the European Parliament elections next year, Brussels policymakers are watching the vote in Sweden closely, concerned that a nation with impeccable democratic credentials could add to the growing chorus of euroscepticism in the EU.


    Sweden took in more asylum seekers per capita than any other country in Europe in 2015, magnifying worries about a welfare system that many voters already believe is in crisis.


    Lengthening queues for critical operations, shortages of doctors and teachers and a police service that has failed to deal with inner-city gang violence have shaken faith in the "Swedish model", built on a promise of comprehensive welfare and social inclusion.


    Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Akesson has labelled the vote a choice between immigration and welfare.


    He has also promised to sink any government that refuses to give his party a say in policy, particularly on immigration.

    Mainstream politicians have so far rebuffed him.


    But with some kind of cooperation between parties in the centre-left and centre-right blocs the only other alternative out of the current political deadlock, analysts believe Akesson may yet end up with some influence on policy.


    With both options unpalatable to the traditional players, forming a government could take weeks.


    Polling stations open at 0600 GMT and close at 1800 GMT, with exit polls set be published by Sweden's two main broadcasters around that time. Results from the vote count will become clear later in the evening.


    (REUTERS)

    https://en.zamanalwsl.net/news/article/37344/

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    so anti mass immigration and Islamisation and wanting to protect women and children from rape is 'far right' these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    so anti mass immigration and Islamisation and wanting to protect women and children from rape is 'far right' these days.
    I think it was far right when Adolf Hitler was doing it mate.

    Irrational hatred of a whole group of people, that sort of thing.

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    Sour swedes a turnip for the books met some in at Scandanavia Hotel/Casino in Copenhagen recently and they seemed as gormless happy and childish as ever like Danish schoolchildren who've outgrown their clogs, must be all them Lapps licking their nutz

    Imagine a culture that can fold its furniture so easy to handle but not it's sandwiches furniture it's enuff to make you IKEA
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    There is plenty of informed opinion from Scandinavia's mainstream media esp
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    https://www.svd.se/
    https://www.svd.se/fragan-som-kommer...a-mycket-lange

    For those who kan inte talar po svensk anglophone
    https://www.thelocal.se/

    Down to 5.8 degrees last night in Sveg no wonder all those tropical folks are upset

    https://www.yr.no/place/Sweden/J%C3%...r_by_hour.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Far-right tipped to win big as Sweden heads to polls


    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Swedes vote on Sunday in a tight election dominated by fears over asylum and welfare...


    That's as far as I read; oh, reuters, that explains it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
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    That's as far as I read; oh, reuters, that explains it!
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    Try reading the article.

    It actually makes sense if you take the time to absorb it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Try reading the article.

    It actually makes sense if you take the time to absorb it properly.
    Added: Here's a simpler version:

    According to the latest polls the Sweden Democrats will receive around 70 out of 349 seats in the Swedish Parliament.


    The leftist coalition is currently on track of receiving 144, followed by the Alliance 137 mandates.

    This means neither of the coalition reaches the magical number of 175 - which is needed to form a majority Government.

    This puts the Sweden Democrats in a position to block out a coalition if one of them choose to collaborate with the right-wingers.
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...en-news-latest

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I think it was far right when Adolf Hitler was doing it mate.

    Irrational hatred of a whole group of people, that sort of thing.
    Hitler was a national socialist, far right has little to do with socialism.

    Putting whole groups or nations as far right or left because of one policy is like saying that US democrats are far right for supporting a national health system, a national socialist system, right wing.

    There is a thing called democracy, people may support different ideas, but when governments takes no notice of the wish of the people, the people start to vote for those that may take their ideas first, then they become commies or right wing nuts.

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    A cold wind is blowing over Europe.

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    Low voter turnout blamed on Stuckhome Syndrome

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    Click bait. An expected 20% is not a big win in my book.

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    Sometimes it feels so Right but after Vodka an Absolut flop

    Take So Mickey

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    Such a shame if you have an opinion that is different to the main stream media you're Far right these days,fascist bstards.

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    An anti-immigration Nationalist party with neo-Nazi roots is far right, Chico.

    And it is a huge win, 17.9% of the votes, latest figure, compared to how much 5 or 10 years ago?

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    ^ It's a big gain, up around 5% from the last election, but still far from a win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    An anti-immigration Nationalist party with neo-Nazi roots is far right, Chico.

    And it is a huge win, 17.9% of the votes, latest figure, compared to how much 5 or 10 years ago?
    Stroller you may find they have moved away from there tag and have progressed since 2010.

    If there present policies are Fascist or associated with Nazism well I must be a member of the English defence league, as I believe in there policies also,and I come from a staunch socialist background.

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    OK can we go with 'Morons who don't understand the terminology' then?

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    Oh look a snowflake that works in a country that is awash with Bigotry and racism get back in your box.

    Hypocrite..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    OK can we go with 'Morons who don't understand the terminology' then?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    a snowflake
    Called it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Stroller you may find they have moved away from there tag and have progressed since 2010.
    Yeah, they have changed their Doc Martens boots and bomber jacket for business jackets with tie and have learnt what not to say in public.
    Inside they are the same neo-nazists as they've always been.

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    Lom, lets see the evidence that they were a Nazi party even the other parties have admitted they they weren't.

    some of its members had connections though they got threw out.

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    Yeah, that's what this means, thicko...as stroller has tried once already to explain to you...

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    the Sweden Democrats, a party with roots in the neo-Nazi fringe, a veto over which parties form the next government.

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    Considering your a tefler you are one dumb fucker.

    Actually you stay,in the right places both the place you work and reside love living in the past.

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    Don't ever go designing any posters, thicko.


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