Slim lead for left bloc, far right surge in Sweden: exit polls

By: AFP
Published: 11:55 PM, 11 Sep, 2022
Slim lead for left bloc, far right surge in Sweden: exit polls
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Sweden's left-wing bloc, led by Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson's Social Democrats, was credited with a slim lead in Sunday's general election in two exit polls published after voting ended, which also indicated a far-right surge.

The four left-wing parties were credited with 50.6 percent of voter support in an exit poll published on TV4 compared to 48 percent for the four parties on the right, while a second exit poll on public broadcaster SVT gave the left 49.8 percent and the right 49.2 percent.

Both polls suggested the far right could become the country's second-biggest party for the first time.

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