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Malmö's commuter-belt Moderates back talks with populists

Pia Almström, Mayor of Kävlinge, would support Moderate leader Ulf Kristersson if he began talks with the Sweden Democrats. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

Published: 13.Sep.2018 15:42 hrs

The Moderate party mayors of three wealthy municipalities near Malmö have called for the party to enter into discussions with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.

Pia Almström, the mayor of Kävlinge, 30 kilometres north of Malmö, told The Local that she would support the Moderates' party leader Ulf Kristersson if he decided to enter into negotiations with the populist party, which has until now been a pariah in Swedish politics owing to its extremist, neo-Nazi origins. 
 
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