Live Blog: post-election developments

Live Blog: post-election developments

The Local's journalists bring you the latest updates as Sweden copes with the uncertainty following Sunday's elections and the parties plot their strategies in creating a new government.

Alliance takes one step towards majority

Alliance takes one step towards majority

Sweden's governing Alliance coalition has preliminarily increased its number of seats in the Riksdag to 173, two short of an overall majority, as the recount of advance and overseas ballots continued on Wednesday afternoon.

Faulty transmitter behind bear death

Faulty transmitter behind bear death

A faulty tracking transmitter operated into a she-bear found dead in Älvdalen in central Sweden, has been confirmed as the cause of death - the first known case of its kind, according to preservationists.

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Sweden’s GDP continues growth in second quarter

Sweden's GDP continued its strong development in many areas in the second quarter, rising 4.6 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared to the same quarter last year, Statistics Sweden (SCB) reported on Wednesday.

Baltic ships slammed over sewage dumping

Baltic ships slammed over sewage dumping

The shipping industry has been slammed in a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report which showed that more than half of the cruises ships sailing in the Baltic dump their sewage directly into the sea.

Riksdag revamp could limit far-right: reports

Riksdag revamp could limit far-right: reports

Members of several Swedish political parties are calling for a restructuring of the Riksdag to minimize the influence of the far-right Sweden Democrats.

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Sweden Democrats tip scales in 30 councils

The Sweden Democrats hold the balance of power in 30 of Sweden's 290 municipal councils, the anti-racist magazine Expo revealed on Wednesday in a compilation of election results.

Sweden’s strongest beer brewed at 18.5 percent

Sweden’s strongest beer brewed at 18.5 percent

Microbrewery Sigtuna Brygghus near Arlanda airport has brewed Sweden's strongest beer ever with 18.5 percent alcohol content.

Social Democrats face identity crisis in wake of election disaster

Social Democrats face identity crisis in wake of election disaster

Limping forward after their worst election result since World War I, Sweden’s Social Democrats find themselves forced to look for a new identify, writes the AFPs Marc Preel.

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Sweden Democrat calls for opponents to be ‘shot’

Local Sweden Democrat candidate Marie-Louise Enderleit has called for the execution of the party's opponents by firing squad.

Election results could turn on 298 votes

Election results could turn on 298 votes

Fewer than 300 votes separate the centre-right Alliance from an outright majority in the Riksdag as electoral officials feverishly tally advance and overseas ballots.