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Sweden's final election result delayed by two days

Vote-counters in Stockholm's City Hall on Wednesday. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT

Published: 14.Sep.2018 11:00 hrs

Counting the votes cast in Sweden's election has taken longer than expected, meaning the final result has been delayed and now won't be released until Sunday.

A preliminary result was released on Thursday afternoon after all the votes had been counted, but these must now be recounted and double-checked, as is standard procedure in Swedish elections.

The official final result had been expected on Friday, with the Swedish Election Authority initially saying it could be released even earlier.  On Friday morning however, the authority said that the final result had been delayed and was likely to be announced on Sunday.

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