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Timeline: Everything that's happened in Swedish politics since the elections

Swedish lawmakers vote down Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson as Sweden’s next prime minister on November 14th. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman

Published: 22.Nov.2018 11:06 hrs

It’s no news that Sweden has come to a political deadlock since the September elections. But how did it get there, and why? Here are the most important twists and turns that have taken place since September 9th.

September 9th: Swedish parliamentary elections.

The results are too close to call, but indicate that no one party, and neither the centre-left coalition (Social Democrats, Green Party, Left Party) nor the center-right Alliance (Moderate Party, Liberal Party, Centre Party, Christian Democrats) have won the 175 parliamentary seats needed to form a majority government. Meanwhile, support rises for the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD), albeit not as significantly as some polls had suggested it might do. 

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