Right wants monitors for Swedish poll

Published on 31 August 2010 at 12:20

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"VKO insists Swedish elections should be supervised," headlines Jyllands-Posten. The Danish daily reports on the concern expressed by leaders of the three main right-wing Danish parties (collectively referred to as the VKO) following the Swedish TV4 television channel’s refusal to broadcast a campaign advert for the extreme-right Sweden Democrat party in the run-up to general elections slated for 19 September. TV4 refused to show the advert arguing that it contained an anti-immigrant "hate message" – a decision described as censorship by the VKO which now wants the probity of Swedish elections to be guaranteed by independent monitors. In the advert, an old lady with a walker queuing for a welfare payment is overtaken by group of veiled ladies pushing prams.

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