Sweden: The rise of the far-right anti-immigrant party1 min read

When all the votes were counted the Sweden Democrats might not have been the biggest party in this week’s election, but there’s no doubt they were the biggest winners.

From early beginnings as a neo-Nazi group to getting their first MPs into the Riksdag only 12 years ago; to supplanting the traditional conservative opposition and garnering more than 20% of the vote this year, the rise of the far-right anti-immigrant party has been meteoric.

The Sweden Democrats may not end up a formal part of the right-wing coalition which has a slim majority in the Swedish parliament, but they will certainly loom large behind the scenes, in the corridors of power, and where government ministries are driven by some of their policies.

Read more: euronews.com

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