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    Default Sweden goes to the Polls tomorrow!

    Interesting election in the country held up as an example of social Democracy at its best. The current centre right government looks like holding on but with complications! The far right party could get 7% and so deny them an overall majority and it will be up to the greens to support them

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackryan View Post
    The far right party could get 7% and so deny them an overall majority and it will be up to the greens to support them
    There has been widespread protests against the far right during the campaign. On Monday they were forced to abandon a rally as a result of a counter-demonstration from left-wing and anti-fascist groups.

    The incompetence of the main establishment parties and their inability to addres the economic crisis is the main reason for any advance of the far-right (which with a significant element of irony is call the Democrats). Left and anti-fascist groups will continue to campaign against the far right and mobilise to ensure they will not pose a threat to the Swedish working class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    There has been widespread protests against the far right during the campaign. On Monday they were forced to abandon a rally as a result of a counter-demonstration from left-wing and anti-fascist groups.

    The incompetence of the main establishment parties and their inability to addres the economic crisis is the main reason for any advance of the far-right (which with a significant element of irony is call the Democrats). Left and anti-fascist groups will continue to campaign against the far right and mobilise to ensure they will not pose a threat to the Swedish working class.


    What impact are left wing parties likely to make in this election?

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    Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's coalition has been boosted by popular tax cuts and healthy public finances that stand out in debt-ridden Europe, and polls suggest a clear victory over the opposition Red-Green bloc.
    Hard not to feel a little bit of envy. But we can console ourselves that Fredrik Reinfeldt is probably useless at impressions.

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    Actually, the biggest threat to the Swedish working class are their soi-disant defenders; the left wing.
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    Should be interesting no matter which way it goes

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    The Democrats seem alright to me. No they seem a bit too anti-immigration for my liking but a tough stance on immigration is tolerable if I want to elect a more pro-privatisation party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    Left and anti-fascist groups will continue to campaign against the far right and mobilise to ensure they will not pose a threat to the Swedish working class.
    Hah, classic petunia

    You might explain how importing cheap labor serves the interest of Swedens working class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by making waves View Post
    There has been widespread protests against the far right during the campaign. On Monday they were forced to abandon a rally as a result of a counter-demonstration from left-wing and anti-fascist groups.

    The incompetence of the main establishment parties and their inability to addres the economic crisis is the main reason for any advance of the far-right (which with a significant element of irony is call the Democrats). Left and anti-fascist groups will continue to campaign against the far right and mobilise to ensure they will not pose a threat to the Swedish working class.
    But of course the right wing groups love that. The ability to play themselves as the underdog is an important one for them, and enables to them to further identify with people who already feel disenfranchised.

    Right now the polls are calling for the ruling coalition, but the far-righters may lead to a hung parliament as everyone has clearly stated they won't do business with them.
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    The incompetence of the main establishment parties and their inability to addres the economic crisis is the main reason for any advance of the far-right (which with a significant element of irony is call the Democrats).
    The inability of the main establishment parties to prevent violent crime is also an issue. Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe. This year there have been riots in Malmö and Stockholm.

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