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Elections in Sweden this weekend and it looks kind of bad. The nationalist Sweden Democrats are expected to win big.
Worse yet, with the left/right blocks, it's likely SD will hold the balance of power.
Because no other party is willing to co-operate with SD, that'll probably mean minority government.

Nevertheless, the jerks can keep shooting their mouth in opposition without any real power.
Might be worse here with True Finns in spring...

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I don't know anything about Sweden's politics so I can't comment Kaunisto.
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With some 90% of votes counted, it looks about as bad as expected. For most parties the result was about same as last time, but main right (current government) took heavy hit and Sweden Democrats (whom at least the leftist block are openly calling racists) got the major gain with 13% of votes.

This was a minor victory to the opposition left block, but they are now in very difficult position, forced to form a minority government.
New party Feminist Initiative got some 3% of votes but failed to reach the 4% threshold, so they won't get any seats; had they gotten over 4%, they might have helped left to get majority in parliament.
Now instead there's going to be a very unstable situation, with SD holding balance of power.

As far as I know the system, it seems very unlikely that any party of the right block (realistically Center, now 6% of votes) would jump to left to help them. But with a new, unusual situation, they may have to start considering new options.


Whatever comes from this, the election was a major victory to the "immigration critics".
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Getting pretty ugly out there...

]Far-right group's poster campaign at Stockholm subway station stirs outrage

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There have been various incidents, but... WTF?

Someone tried to burn a refugee center for 15-18-year-olds who have come without parent.

There's one in every crowd as they say, but how evil can you get.


(I should find us a shocked/terrified smilie.)

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It's becoming a national (socialist - sorry, couldn't resist) sport in Sweden and Germany to burn refugee centers.
In a small town, if you burn the place prepared they may not be able to find new premises for them and have to send them elsewhere - operation successful.
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It should be noted that Sweden is currently the EU country taking in most asylum seekers relative to population. They are seeking arrangements similar to Greek and Italy to have people shipped elsewhere.

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Arabic is replacing Finnish as second most common language in Sweden.
The times they are a-changin'...

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Wow.
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Wow is right, there have been lots of Finns in Sweden. At a point after WWII there a mass migration from Finland to Sweden, something like 5% of whole country's population went over the border (along decades).

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Sweden reports fastest growth of population last year since 1861. (I'm not sure if that's how far records go.)
In last month population of Sweden was considered to reach ten million people.

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