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While our own Finns Party has satisfyingly fallen lately, Sweden's populist right Sweden Democrats just polled higher than ever, being second most popular party at the moment.
I don't know when there'll be elections, but this is somewhat disturbing. Fortunately all other parties systematically refuse to work with them, rather breaking the traditional two block system than sharing any power with SD.

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In a paper (I weekly read) there's a column of "headlines 40 years ago".

Apparently back then, the immigration situation in Sweden had become "intolerable". There were comments from government that were much more harsh than anything we hear today.

So where did that flood of immigrants come from back then?

Finland.

It was recently estimated that Finnish immigrants, their children and grandchildren make almost tenth of Sweden's population today.

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Kaunisto wrote:

While our own Finns Party has satisfyingly fallen lately, Sweden's populist right Sweden Democrats just polled higher than ever, being second most popular party at the moment.
I don't know when there'll be elections, but this is somewhat disturbing. Fortunately all other parties systematically refuse to work with them, rather breaking the traditional two block system than sharing any power with SD.

A year later, the news is exactly the same.

But with 3 months to elections, this predicts difficult times. IF SD is able to get number of seats somewhat relative to their current support in polls, (majority) government can only be achieved by:
1. winning block (left or right) + the major party of the other block
2. winning block + all but the major party of the other block
3. one of the blocks + SD

The first option would no doubt be very unpopular and considered outrageous.
The third is what both blocks and majority of people want to avoid at all costs.
The second is... "well, there's not much else we can do" option.

Fourth possibility is a minority government, forced to cooperate with opposition all the time. Difficult, but not really worse than others.

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