I have only just turned the Swedish election results on. I can understand the emotions felt by some about how the Sweden Democrats fared yesterday but I am in no position to comment simply due to the fact that I do not live there yet.
When it comes to Swedish politics I know more than most outside of Sweden, I have been studying and reading the entire history of the make up of how Sweden in governed and I will be honest I find it all a little baffling.
This year in the UK we had the first ever coalition government since the early 1970’s and even now there seems to be cracks happening. Both parties that run the UK coalition government are finding that the political promises and pledges mentioned in their manifestos are quickly turned into a u-turn as an agreement has to be reached.
But here we now have a situation in Sweden where there are possibly five parties that can from a coalition. This surely cannot be good for the way the country is run. I would love to know more about how people perceive the way Swedish politics are going. How did you vote? Did your party perform well, would you like a change to the Swedish political system?
As for the Swedish Democrats I think I will bite my tounge on this matter as that is a whole blog entry on its own and those who know me well will agree that I think this is a very bad thing for Sweden.