‘Low, Lower, Löfven’

Published on 12 September 2014 at 08:58


Stefan Löfven, leader of Sweden’s Social Democratic Party, is on track to become the country’s next prime minister, with the most recent polls showing his centre-left coalition will win the general election of 14 September. The coalition of the incumbent leader, conservative Fredrick Reinfeldt, is estimated to win 36.9 per cent of the vote, versus 48.1 per cent for the coalition led by Löfven, who Fokus gives the nickname “Comrade 25 per cent” in reference to the score his own party is expected to receive.

The vote is also likely to see feminist party Feministiskt initiativ enter parliament, Fokus notes, as well as a breakthrough for the far-right, populist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats led by Jimmie Åkesson, which are polling at nearly 10 per cent of intentions to vote.

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