Right bloc is close to victory in Sweden’s cut-throat election: The difference is less than one percent

T24 Foreign News

While the vote counting is expected to be completed in the general elections held in Sweden, the results continue to appear on a sharp edge. In the country, whose membership in NATO is on the agenda, the right-wing bloc led by the extreme right-wing Sweden Democrats is slightly ahead of the centre-left bloc.

With 95 percent of the vote counted, the right bloc has 49.7 percent, while the left, led by the current ruling party, the Social Democrats, has 49 percent.

These results indicate that the right-wing bloc will have a one-seat majority in parliament.

The winner of the election will be determined on Wednesday by counting Swedes living abroad and some of their early votes.

In the 2018 elections, the last counted votes caused 3 seats to change hands. In the analysis published in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, which is close to the liberal view, it is stated that it seems likely that the right will maintain its leadership after the last votes are counted.

Political elites see the Social Democrats’ stance on crime and immigration as a potential loss of power, The Guardian reported.

Although the Social Democrats did not seem to be able to win the left bloc, the first party managed to get out of the ballot box. The second party was the Sweden Democrats, which increased their votes in the 9th election in a row. The far-right party received 20.6 percent of the vote, while the right-wing parties that supported it experienced minor meltdowns.

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