What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

What Britons in Europe need to know about the UK government’s ‘votes for life’ pledge

It's been promised before, but now the UK government says it will act to ensure that British citizens living abroad do not lose their right to vote in the UK even if they have been abroad for over 15 years. Here's what we know about the proposals.

OPINION: ‘Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st’

OPINION: ‘Nothing can stop Brexit now, we will all feel foreign on February 1st’

Swedish ballot-casting not secret enough, OSCE report says

Swedish ballot-casting not secret enough, OSCE report says

Malmö Moderates hold talks with Sweden Democrats

Malmö Moderates hold talks with Sweden Democrats

Sjöbo, the town where Sweden Democrats hope for power

Sjöbo, the town where Sweden Democrats hope for power

Sweden Democrat revelations bring back bad memories in Klippan
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Sweden Democrat revelations bring back bad memories in Klippan

Sweden’s far-right poised for record election gains

Sweden’s far-right poised for record election gains

How to vote in the 2018 Swedish election

How to vote in the 2018 Swedish election

Your vote matters: get your US election ballot in today
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Your vote matters: get your US election ballot in today

Swedish police given extra funds to tackle extremism ahead of 2018 election

Swedish police given extra funds to tackle extremism ahead of 2018 election

Greta Thunberg: ‘Get organised and get everyone to vote Biden’

Greta Thunberg: ‘Get organised and get everyone to vote Biden’

What Mexicans in Sweden think of Donald Trump

What Mexicans in Sweden think of Donald Trump

Are you worried about Trump? This Swede will marry you

Are you worried about Trump? This Swede will marry you

Why Monica Lewinsky is in Sweden right now

Why Monica Lewinsky is in Sweden right now

Five things President Trump could mean for Sweden

Five things President Trump could mean for Sweden

Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
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Five things Americans should know about voting abroad

Swedish PM back home after hospital rush

Swedish PM back home after hospital rush

Swedish nationalists score record support

Swedish nationalists score record support

‘Will UK election force us Brits from Sweden?’

‘Will UK election force us Brits from Sweden?’

Former Prime Minister now dating press officer

Former Prime Minister now dating press officer

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Christian Democrat party leader quits politics

Fredrik Reinfeldt stays in Sweden but not politics

Fredrik Reinfeldt stays in Sweden but not politics

‘Sweden can’t avoid immigration debate’

‘Sweden can’t avoid immigration debate’

Sweden Democrats blast March election U-turn

Sweden Democrats blast March election U-turn

Sweden cancels snap election in March 2015

Sweden cancels snap election in March 2015

Swedish parties in secret election talks: report

Swedish parties in secret election talks: report

Support for nationalists swells in Sweden

Support for nationalists swells in Sweden

Immigration debate intensifies in Sweden

Immigration debate intensifies in Sweden

Swedish PM: New election isn’t my fault

Swedish PM: New election isn’t my fault

Sweden prepares for frosty election campaign

Sweden prepares for frosty election campaign

Ten million ballot papers on standby in Sweden

Ten million ballot papers on standby in Sweden

‘Sweden will have a new election in the spring’

‘Sweden will have a new election in the spring’

Jobs and immigration cost Moderates election

Jobs and immigration cost Moderates election

Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

Ex-Prime Minister: Sweden is falling apart

Donald Duck and Zlatan get Swedish votes

Donald Duck and Zlatan get Swedish votes

Social Democrats get permission to govern

Social Democrats get permission to govern

Vote quirk gives Sweden Democrats extra seats

Vote quirk gives Sweden Democrats extra seats

Sweden Democrats want prized speaker job

Sweden Democrats want prized speaker job

Centre party laughs off Löfven’s advances

Centre party laughs off Löfven’s advances

Election puts economy in ‘fog of uncertainty’

Election puts economy in ‘fog of uncertainty’

Green Party: ‘We didn’t succeed’

Green Party: ‘We didn’t succeed’

Behind the scenes: Election night 2014

Behind the scenes: Election night 2014

Sweden votes in tight election battle

Sweden votes in tight election battle

Feminists close in on kingmaker role

Feminists close in on kingmaker role

Alliance close gap to red-greens in new poll

Alliance close gap to red-greens in new poll

Swedish election rivals in poster compromise

Swedish election rivals in poster compromise

Youth parties ready for election poster ‘battle’

Youth parties ready for election poster ‘battle’

Social Democrats make tax pledge to elderly

Social Democrats make tax pledge to elderly

US election countdown: six reasons to get your absentee ballot now
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US election countdown: six reasons to get your absentee ballot now

Moderates slammed for sending voting ‘advice’

Moderates slammed for sending voting ‘advice’

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

Have Sweden’s politicians totally lost their sense of direction?

Voter faith in Reinfeldt hits new lows

Voter faith in Reinfeldt hits new lows

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Over half of government’s MPs could quit

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Persson’s holiday behind party’s summer slump

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Folkpartiet gains as opposition stumbles

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Government tax reforms to slash booze prices

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Green MP Fridolin to stand down

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Reinfeldt “wins TV battle”

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Ideology adds fuel to marathon campaign

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Persson losing voter confidence

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Opposition lead over government grows

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Budget: Nuder spends to cut jobless figure

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Parties mobilise for election

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Swedish Eurosceptics to run for parliament

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June List ?Swedish Tories? ? Persson

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FI has damaged feminism – LO chief

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New Swedish party to target healthcare reform

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Neck and neck between political blocks

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Government poll lead reversed overnight

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Troubled Left Party gathers for conference

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Persson promises more cash to students and elderly

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Frugal election year for Sweden’s new parties

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Jobs dominate party leader debate

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Liberals “could fight election as alliance”

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Alliance: Reinfeldt will be prime minister

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Social Democrats admit to Reinfeldt smear campaign

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Social Democrats trail in poll

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Key Persson aide behind email scandal

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Moderates demand SD data records

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Reinfeldt reports emails to Swedish police

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Reinfeldt werewolf pictures inflame smear scandal

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Left Party slips in poll ratings

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Opposition announces privatisation plans

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Blair to back Persson in election

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Pay and violence head FI manifesto

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Young people stand to gain from budget proposals

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Liberals back nuclear power

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Centre Party goes young and green

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Left coalition back in front – perhaps

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Moderates reject cooperation with far-right party

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Jobs at heart of leader debate

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Sweden leans left

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?There will be Green ministers?

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Leaders face Sweden’s youth

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Eriksson: we could work with Liberals

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Left Party gets Social Democrat voter boost

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Greens warned not to break the bank

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The Social Democrats’ dilemma

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Greens could work with Moderates

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‘Scrap homework’ call from Left Party

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Voting at 17 wins support

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Liberals drop nuclear demand

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Swedes more confident in the government

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Political blocs neck and neck

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Liberal support weakens

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Social Democrat candidates are highest earners

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Political blocs finely balanced

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Persson’s popularity picks up

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One in three Social Democrats wants Persson out

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Hägglund: help people buy homes

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Hägglund wins members’ support

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Swedish prime minister’s wit and wisdom revealed

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‘Ban youngsters from Reality TV’

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Alliance agrees to cut property tax

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Alliance to abolish property tax

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Papers give mixed reaction to Alliance tax plan

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Sweden ‘should bid for Winter Olympics’

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Centre wants Swedish Green Cards

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Ohly: stop selling arms to America

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Centre boosts Alliance in poll

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Moderates call for focus on poor language

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Swedish politicians pray for victory

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Leijonborg: Reinfeldt’s our man

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Confidence up in government and Alliance

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Ohly bemoans ‘crowded middle ground’

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Hägglund launches Christian Democrat manifesto

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Centre Party manifesto puts jobs first

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Persson rules out tax cuts

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Pirate Party ‘larger than Greens’

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The Alliance: putting faith in unity

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Alliance: employment service politicized

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MPs want less advertising

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Polls put Alliance ahead

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New poll: tiny lead for Alliance

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Row as AMS slammed in report

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Reinfeldt demands more tax cuts

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Ohly: government must stop following US policy

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More trust Reinfeldt as PM

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Lebanon conference set for Stockholm

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The Centre Party: Eager beavers bet on jobs

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Confidence in government falls

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Moderate MP backs down over swimsuit models

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Nuder: no big tax cuts

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Poll: Alliance lead extended

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Persson promises 930 kronor a day to jobless

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Alliance leaders scorn Social Democrat manifesto

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Liberals: fight needed on organized crime

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One in five voters undecided

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Leijonborg: no more religious schools

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Alliance: capital gains tax on houses could rise

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Left Party’s support squeezed

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Sweden’s new workers’ party on the cusp of power

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Alliance manifesto targets jobs and environment

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Persson backs out of debate at last minute

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Left has small lead in poll

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Social Democrats plan new job schemes

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Christian Democrat ‘tried to infiltrate SSU’

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“Integration contract” for new refugees

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Moderate support drops 4 percent

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Voters prefer Reinfeldt at dinner

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‘Ironing Persson’ cagey over minister positions

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Politician stopped for police booze bribe

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Swedish government: our job forecast is right

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Persson slammed over jobs by colleague

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Alliance leads in new poll

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Job centres “failing to match jobseekers to jobs”

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Alliance agrees on family platform

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Sweden’s youth politics comes of age

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Poll: Billström set for ejection

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Schyman enlists Fonda in campaign

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Social Democrats’ support dips

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LO: Sweden should use UN jobless figures

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Persson to meet Al Gore

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Reinfeldt: let early-retired work slowly

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Poll: Swedish election too close to call

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Social Democrats the highest earners

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Citizenship delays stop immigrants from voting

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Liberal admits Social Democrat computer hack

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Reinfeldt admits to lower tax cuts

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Greens snub eco-cars

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Social Democrat health plan “rehashed”

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Polls show Alliance maintains lead

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Persson ‘disgusted’ by Liberal violation

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Police to question more Liberal activists

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Sweden’s politicians step up for English debate

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Liberal party secretary resigns

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Leijonborg faces questions over scandal

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Justice minister ‘was driving at 130’

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Why your vote counts

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Police seize Green Party’s ‘drug plant’

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Leaders clash on jobs

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Liberal support in freefall

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“The Jobs are coming”

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Leijonborg’s evening of destiny

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Persson and Reinfeldt worried over Volvo

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Leaders in savage election clash

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Leijonborg fights to win confidence

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‘Make posh people integrate’ – Ohly

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Polls divide Sweden’s political blocs

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Convicted paedophiles stand in Swedish election

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23 year old named as possible minister

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Fierce debate satisfies both sides

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Schyman wants fund to boost women’s pay

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Former PM calls for new government

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“There is disgruntlement in the air”

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Sweden’s election: the proposals

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Tax board queries June List leader’s property deal

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Suspected bomb at Liberal stall in Malmö

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Persson ‘lied about job statistics’

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Alliance parties reject Persson overtures

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Reinfeldt’s slim hope of success

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Profile: Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Alliance’s clean-up man

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Profile: Göran Persson, the big man of Swedish socialism

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Illusory success of Swedish immigration

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Swedish feminists slam myth of country’s equality

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Sweden’s monopolies in the firing line

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Stockholmers to vote on road charge

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Alliance’s lead widens in poll

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Maud: I forgot my polling card

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How Sweden’s election works

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Election goes down to the wire

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“This is the Right’s big chance”

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Persson gets thumbs down after debate

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Comic portrays Alliance as Nazis

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‘Bomb’ at Social Democrat hut was fake

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Leaders in final plea to voters

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SSU website hijacked

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Maud sings for victory

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Ohly parades Norway’s example

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Polls open in Swedish election

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Why should the world care how Sweden votes?

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The Local’s Election blog

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Sweden’s parties in tense wait

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Exit poll: Alliance on the path to victory

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Moderates welcome victory signals

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Election latest: prognosis shows tight race

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Ohly: Reinfeldt still has not won

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Alliance wins – Persson concedes

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Moderates enjoy the sweet taste of victory

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Axén Olin toasts Stockholm win

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Social Democrats mourn loss of power

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“Life goes on” says resigned Persson

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Alliance gains across Sweden

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Wallström ‘honoured’ by leadership support

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Sweden Democrats in record election

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Election fraud allegations in Norrköping

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Moderate politician in “bloody immigrants” storm

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Final election count released

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Foreign citizens reverse negative voting trend

US primary polls still open in Sweden

US primary polls still open in Sweden

Left Party leader rejects common election platform

Left Party leader rejects common election platform

Obama wins primary in Sweden

Obama wins primary in Sweden

Alliance gears up for next election

Alliance gears up for next election

Reinfeldt and Sahlin spar in debate

Reinfeldt and Sahlin spar in debate

Options abound for watching US elections in Sweden

Options abound for watching US elections in Sweden

US teacher in trouble over comments in Swedish film

US teacher in trouble over comments in Swedish film

Green party leaders to resign after election

Green party leaders to resign after election

Gala concert in Stockholm to mark Obama inaguration

Gala concert in Stockholm to mark Obama inaguration

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

Swedes abandon political parties in droves

Irregularities reported in Sweden’s EU vote

Irregularities reported in Sweden’s EU vote

Thousands demonstrate in Stockholm for a free Iran

Thousands demonstrate in Stockholm for a free Iran

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Opposition maintains strong lead: poll

Taxes and jobs dominate party leader debate

Taxes and jobs dominate party leader debate

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Bankruptcies fall 25 percent in April

Voter support split evenly between coalitions: poll

Voter support split evenly between coalitions: poll

Reinfeldt congratulates Cameron on victory

Reinfeldt congratulates Cameron on victory

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Sweden Democrats continue slide: poll

‘Green Party voters most likely to change sides’

‘Green Party voters most likely to change sides’

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Poll blow for Social Democrats

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Alliance coalition passes opposition: poll

Social Democrat slide continues: poll

Social Democrat slide continues: poll

Moderates overtake Social Democrats: poll

Moderates overtake Social Democrats: poll

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Middle-aged men dominate election lists

Moderates are largest party: poll

Moderates are largest party: poll

Duelling coalitions evenly split: poll

Duelling coalitions evenly split: poll

Alliance inches ahead of opposition: poll

Alliance inches ahead of opposition: poll

Political calls persist to do-not-call numbers

Political calls persist to do-not-call numbers

Alliance extends lead ahead of election: poll

Alliance extends lead ahead of election: poll

Sweden Democrats hold balance of power: poll

Sweden Democrats hold balance of power: poll

Social Democrats propose ‘metro butlers’

Social Democrats propose ‘metro butlers’

Swedish octopus ‘tips’ Alliance election win

Swedish octopus ‘tips’ Alliance election win

Swedes’ party loyalty very much in play: poll

Swedes’ party loyalty very much in play: poll

Election results could turn on 298 votes

Election results could turn on 298 votes

Appeal filed as final voting tally announced

Appeal filed as final voting tally announced

Sweden’s Alliance parties gain majority in new poll

Sweden’s Alliance parties gain majority in new poll

Leading Social Democrat calls party ‘Stalinist’

Leading Social Democrat calls party ‘Stalinist’

Polls show no ‘Juholt effect’

Polls show no ‘Juholt effect’

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Opposition more popular than government: poll

Centre Party should leave alliance: members

Centre Party should leave alliance: members

Centre party reveals leadership candidates

Centre party reveals leadership candidates

Occupy Stockholm: ‘We have no goal’

Occupy Stockholm: ‘We have no goal’

Sweden Democrats third largest party: poll

Sweden Democrats third largest party: poll

Swedish bank predicts Greek eurozone exit

Swedish bank predicts Greek eurozone exit

Swedish PR firm ‘enters’ US presidential race

Swedish PR firm ‘enters’ US presidential race

Obama win has Swedish politicians smiling

Obama win has Swedish politicians smiling

Swedish press highlights Obama challenges

Swedish press highlights Obama challenges

Sweden Democrats hit all-time high in new poll

Sweden Democrats hit all-time high in new poll

Swedes could cast ballots online by 2018

Swedes could cast ballots online by 2018

Christian Democrat support drops: poll

Christian Democrat support drops: poll

Moderates continue to tumble in new poll

Moderates continue to tumble in new poll

Unions urge Social Democrats to go it alone

Unions urge Social Democrats to go it alone

ANALYSIS: Why Sweden’s Greens are happy despite losing big in EU vote
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ANALYSIS: Why Sweden’s Greens are happy despite losing big in EU vote