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Swedish election: centre-left coalition leads after all votes counted

Votes being counted in Malmö on Wednesday. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Published: 13.Sep.2018 11:29 hrs

The centre-left coalition is Sweden's largest bloc by a razor-thin margin after the preliminary election result was revealed on Thursday afternoon.

Just one seat separates the two main blocs in the initial result, with the votes set to be counted again and double checked before the final result is announced on Friday.

By Thursday afternoon, the red-green coalition (including the centre-left Social Democrats, Green Party and Left Party) had 144 seats in total, while the centre-right Alliance (made up of the Moderate Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats and Liberal Party) had 143. The far-right Sweden Democrats had won 62 seats.

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