Swedish citizens gathered at voting booths early on Sunday as the country’s general elections began. I put it on the opposite side.
This year’s election remains close, according to poll data. Sweden’s largest parties, the center-left Social Democrats and the right-wing Swedish Democrats, urged their supporters to vote because every vote counts in the election.
crime is on the ballot
Amid a steady rise in voter-shaking mass shootings, political parties wage their toughest fight against gang crime in the election campaign, while sharp inflation and energy crises escalate in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s getting more and more attention.
Gang violence has become so prevalent in Sweden in recent years that crime topped the list of voters’ most important concerns ahead of the election for the first time, according to the SOM Institute at the University of Gothenburg.
Two days until the Swedish general election. dead heat. The far-right Swedish Democratic Party has cemented its place as the second party. Focus on green (MP) 4.5%. 4% is required to enter Congress. If they don’t and the liberals (L) do, the right-wing nationalist bloc wins. pic.twitter.com/Ejyc2hMVBp
— Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen) September 9, 2022
Law and order is the home of the right, but as households and businesses face sky-high electricity prices, economic storm clouds gather to boost Social Democrat Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson, who is seen as the safer choice. there is a possibility.
“My clear message is: During the pandemic, we helped Swedish businesses and households. If I can earn your newfound trust, I will do exactly the same again. ” she said during one of the final debates before the vote.
Anderson served as Sweden’s finance minister for many years before becoming Sweden’s first female prime minister a year ago. Her main rival is Moderates leader Ulf Christerson, who sees himself as the only one who can unite her right and overthrow her.
“We will prioritize law and order to ensure that it is profitable to work on and build new climate-smart nuclear power plants,” Christerson said in a video posted by his party. “Simply put, I want to sort out Sweden.”
Polls show that the center-left is evenly contested by the right-wing camp, and the Swedish Democrats seem to have recently overtaken the moderates as the second-largest party after the Social Democrats.
Sweden: National elections today
➤ Voters: 7,503,906
➤ Polling Place Opening Hours: 8:00 CEST – 20:00 CEST
➤ Current government: Center-left S&D led by Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson
➤ Proportional representation, 4 percent threshold
➤ The 103 party is on pic.twitter.com/jknHuQrtrx
— Europe Elects (@EuropeElects) September 11, 2022
For many center-left voters, and even right-wing voters, the prospect of Jimmy Akesson’s Swedish Democrats having a say in government policy or even joining the Cabinet remains very unsettling.
Both sides face long and difficult negotiations to form a government in a polarized and emotional political climate, with great uncertainty looming over elections.
Sweden has a general election tomorrow. https://t.co/pRteBeOP1O
— Europe Street (@EuropeStreet) September 10, 2022
Sweden’s current prime minister needs support from the ideologically opposed Center and Left parties, and perhaps even from the Greens if she wants a second term as prime minister.