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Sweden fails again to form new government

SWEDEN’S political crisis has deepened further and left Europe on high alert after the Scandinavian country’s latest failure to form a new coalition Government. By – Paul Withers Swedish Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven revealed last night he had failed in his attempts to form a new Government in Sweden. After the election of new Parliamentary speakers, centre right Moderates leader Ulf ...

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Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden swings right

Swedes voted on Sunday in an election dominated by fears over asylum seekers and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values. By – Simon Johnson & Johan Sennero Right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by ...

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Sweden is starting to talk about leaving the EU

Sweden goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government in a vote that many commentators believe is the most contentious in decades. By – Will Martin The election is likely to see a strong performance from the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing, anti-immigration party with historical associations with the country’s neo-Nazi movement. It is expected to finish among the ...

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Jimmie Akesson, the architect of Sweden’s Right rising

Sweden Democrats leader says he purged his party of neo-Nazis but critics say he merely changed the party’s official rhetoric. By – Hélène Dauschy Jimmie Akesson, the head of the far-right Sweden Democrats, is a charismatic speaker who has succeeded in attracting mainstream voters with his efforts to cleanse the party of its neo-Nazi roots. With his Sweden Democrats tipped to ...

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The – right poised for big wins in Sweden election

Riding a wave of anti-immigration feeling, the Sweden Democrats are heading for gains but are unlikely to be in government unless other parties end a boycott of the SD By – Gaël Branchereau The anti-immigration far-right is expected to soar in Sweden’s September 9 general election, capitalizing on voter discontent as Swedes punish traditional parties over immigration, integration and health care. ...

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Europe’s populists take their fight to Sweden’s refugee utopia

After three decades service on Sweden’s railways, Matta Brahim retired to volunteer on the council of Sodertalje’s St Thomas Church and a quiet life helping the transplanted community settle in a peaceful corner of Europe. By – Gareth Browne The church has become a focal point for the thousands of Assyrians who have fled the Middle East in waves over four ...

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The Sweden Democrat party ready for topple their nation’s 101 years of socialist government

The Sweden Democrats party are set to topple 101 years of socialist rule in elections set for September 9.  By – Leigh McManus Polls predict that the favoured party, with roots in neo-Nazism and white nationalism, will win as much as 25 percent of the September vote. Despite Swedes enjoying a high living standard and a growing economy, supporters of the party are maintaining ...

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Muslims who want to build mosques should leave Sweden

Swedish Democrat leader, Jimmie Akesson, said during an election rally in Soderhamn on Saturday said. By – Elodie Lewis “Muslim immigrants must learn to adapt to Swedish customs and traditions …… If they want to build large Mosques with minarets and ‘calls to prayer’ they may settle in another Country more suited to their Islamic way of life”  It was during ...

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Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

Viking rock music and whole pigs roasting on spits drew thousands of Swedes to a festival hosted by nationalists poised to deliver their country’s biggest political upheaval in a century. By – Amanda Billner  The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the ...

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Sweden’s Election like a Bridge Over Troubled Water

Disaffection with immigration has affected the two largest establishment parties. By – Fjordman “What you read about Sweden on alternative news platforms is true. We are facing problems more severe than ever before in our history, where Swedes face a situation of being a minority within 20 years if nothing is done to stop the replacement of our people…What makes the ...

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