A report on the shock caused by the electoral breakthrough of the fascist Sweden Democrats.
The results of last month’s election in Sweden have shocked many on the left. The far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) more than doubled its vote to 13 percent. The party now has 49 MPs in the 349-seat parliament.
The mainstream Social Democratic Party, Sweden’s Labour Party, secured 31 percent and 113 MPs, while the Tory Moderaterna party saw its votes haemorrhage, losing nearly a quarter of its MPs.
The Greens garnered 6.9 percent of the vote, little change from the 2010 elections.