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Tell us: How has your life in Sweden changed in the year since the election?

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Tell us: How has your life in Sweden changed in the year since the election?
Swedish national day celebrations at Stockholm's outdoor museum, Skansen, in 2013. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/Scanpix

It's been almost a year since a divisive election, which in the end saw Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson's right-wing coalition take office on a pledge to push through a "paradigm shift" for migration. We want to hear from foreigners in Sweden how your lives have been affected.


The new right-wing government, backed by the far-right nationalist Sweden Democrats, was formed a few weeks after the election, promising to enact a host of migration policy reforms aimed at cutting overall migration and prioritising high-skilled work permit applicants. 

Here's a list of the current status of the main reforms, some of which were proposed by the former centre-left government.

We want to know how the past year has changed your views on Sweden, how you're finding the mood towards foreigners, and whether the government's policies are making life harder or easier for you. Has it been better or worse than you expected, or more or less the same? 


Please fill out the survey below to have your say and share your stories with The Local. We may use your answers in a future article, but there's an option in they survey to remain anonymous. If the questionnaire isn't appearing for you, please click this link to take part


This survey is similar to one we published last year, in which almost half of 500 respondents said the election had made them less likely to want to stay in Sweden in the future. You can find the results of that survey, as well as comments from readers, in this article


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