STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s populist party fit to govern, say 42% of right-wing voters

Of the people voting for the two right-wing parties in parliament – the New Moderates and the Christian Democrats – 42% would be ready to accept the right-wing populist party, the Sweden Democrats, in the same government, according to a recent survey by newspaper Dagens Nyheter published on Wednesday (9 September).

The finding is significant for several reasons. Not only are the Sweden Democrats moving away from political isolation and closer to real decision-making, but traditional political blocks appear to also be crumbling down, something which was also at play during the 2018 elections.

According to the survey, prospects for the current minority government of the Social Democrats and the Green Party in the 2022 elections do not look promising.

Only 27% of those surveyed would like the current two-party coalition to stay while 54% would prefer a the government to be composed of new ministers, the Dagens Nyheter survey states.

The New Moderates and the Social Democrats are currently leading in the race for the next prime minister as both parties are currently tied with 37% each.

(Pekka Vänttinen | EURACTIV.com)

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