Sweden Democrats savour parliament entry

Sweden Democrats savour parliament entry

Sweden Democrat candidates savour victory as the party enters parliament for the first time, writes AFP's Igor Gedilaghine.

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Alliance short of majority in re-election: poll

Sweden's ruling centre-right coalition was re-elected in Sunday's election, but fell short of a majority, near final results showed, as the far-right was seen entering a key position in a hung parliament.

Alliance miss majority as far-right voted in: poll

Alliance miss majority as far-right voted in: poll

Swedish voters narrowly re-elected the governing centre-right Alliance coalition, but stopped short of giving it another majority, while the far-right Sweden Democrats were voted into parliament for the first time.

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Immigrants vote against Sweden Democrats

Stockholm's heavily immigrant suburb Rinkeby was busy on Sunday as campaigners warned voters about the possible consequences of a strong showing of Sweden's far-right Sweden Democrats.

Reinfeldt rocked by ‘chlamydia letter’

Reinfeldt rocked by ‘chlamydia letter’

Sweden's government came under heavy fire this week for its sick leave reforms after a 55-year-old woman suffering from a rare disfigurement syndrome had her sickness benefits withdrawn.

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Sweden Democrat’s swastika wound ‘probably self-inflicted’

A forensic medical report has contradicted claims by a Sweden Democrat politician that he was attacked in his home by two masked men who carved a swastika into his forehead.

Sweden braces for rollercoaster election

Sweden braces for rollercoaster election

Sweden's centre-right government is being tipped to stay in power when voters go to the polls on Sunday, though the opposition has made late gains ahead of an election that could also see the political landscape reshaped by the far-right Sweden Democrats.

Assange free to leave Sweden: lawyer

Assange free to leave Sweden: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not obliged to remain in Sweden as there is no arrest warrant against him, his lawyer said on Saturday. Prosecutors are however continuing to investigate rape allegations against the Australian.

Far-right confronts main parties with 99 proposals

Far-right confronts main parties with 99 proposals

Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats, attempted to pin his 99 election proposals to the door of the Swedish parliament on Saturday in a stunt aimed at highlighting the main parties' refusal to debate with him.