Sweden election results LIVE updates: Former neo-Nazi party could WIN Swedish election

Sunday, September 9, 2018
By Paul Martin

Swedes will hit the polls to cast their votes today in what’s said to be one of the most complicated elections in Swedish history. Read the latest updates from the election as they come in here.

Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Two parties are especially central to this year’s election in Sweden; leftist Social Democrats and far-right Sweden Democrats.

The first because they currently hold the power in the Scandinavian country, but has been in sharp decline throughout the summer, the other because they are making historical progress and may end up as kingmakers after tonight’s election.

The Sweden Democrats have gained support in the polls as it focuses its campaign on refugees and migrants ahead of the September election.

4.00pm update: Far-right Sweden Democrats leader stated 20-30 percent is a “reasonable” result

When Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats hit the polls to cast his vote today he told the press “20-30 percent of the total votes is a reasonable result.”

3.45pm update: Latest opinion polls

The most recent polls suggest the ruling leftist party Social Democrats, will lose a substantial number of parliamentary seats.

However, they would still win ahead of the far-right Sweden Democrats whose popularity has steadily doubled in every election since 2000.

Roughly 7.5 million registered voters will choose from almost 6,300 candidates in this year’s election which is expecting a turnout of around 85 percent.

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