first_img Sweden sees a newly hung parliament whatsapp Sunday 19 September 2010 10:07 pm Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and KCS-content SWEDEN’S centre-right government has won re-election but lost its overall majority in parliament after an anti-immigrant party earned its first ever seats in yesterday’s election, preliminary results showed last night.Official preliminary results showed the centre-right coalition government won 173 seats in the 349-seat parliament and the Social Democrat-led centre-left won 156 seats.Reinfeldt, who has benefited from one of Europe’s strongest economic recoveries and sound public finances, would be the first sitting centre-right leader ever to win re-election in Sweden. The Social Democrats, architects of Sweden’s welfare model, ruled for much of the last century.Analysts had said before the vote that a hung parliament, with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt having no overall majority, would unsettle investors, but the Swedish crown firmed slightly after the results.Reinfeldt has said he is prepared to lead a minority government but could also approach the opposition Green Party for support.However, the big news of the night for a country which has long prided itself as being one of the most tolerant in Europe was that the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats looked set to win 20 seats.“If this outcome stands we will have a scenario that most Swedish voters wanted to avoid, that is that we have a xenophobic party holding the balance of power,” said Ulf Bjereld, a political scientist at Gothenburg University.The rise in support for the Sweden Democrats has followed a move away from the party’s skinhead roots and matches developments in other European countries.The Sweden Democrats deny they are racist but both main blocs have ruled out cooperating with them.“Today we have written political history together,” said Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Akesson.The centre-left opposition focused its campaign on people who have suffered welfare reforms under the Alliance of Reinfeldt’s Moderate Party, the Liberals, Centre and Christian Democrats. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img