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Sweden’s Election Remains Too Close to Call as Far-Right Party Makes Gains

HeadlineSep 12, 2022

Election results in Sweden remain too close to call after Sunday’s vote, but preliminary results show a coalition of right-wing parties have a narrow edge. The anti-immigrant far-right Sweden Democrats Party appears set to become the second-largest party in Sweden’s parliament, winning more than 20% of the vote. The party emerged out of Sweden’s neo-Nazi movement in the late 1980s. Ahead of the election, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg accused Swedish politicians of not doing enough to confront the climate emergency.

Greta Thunberg: “No party in Sweden is taking the climate crisis seriously or has policies in line that are needed to keep us in line with the Paris Agreement, if we include all our emissions and look at the social justice aspect. This election campaign has, as always, been dominated by populism, party programs that are detached from reality, aggressive personal attacks and pure lies.”

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