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Sweden's election is being misreported abroad – and this is a problem

Election posters in Stockholm. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 07.Sep.2018 15:58 hrs

Bad foreign reporting on Sweden's election risks giving readers around the world a false impression of the state of the country, argues The Local's co-founder James Savage.

On Sunday I will cover my fourth Swedish election night for The Local. The contrast with the first one in 2006 could not be greater.

Then, the Social Democrats were set to be swept away by a newly-unified centre right after a 12-year unbroken spell in power. Their 70-year status as the star around which the rest of Swedish politics orbited was at an end. 

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