Anders Hellström

Sweden’s election is about more than the Sweden Democrats

Sweden will hold a general election on 9 September, alongside regional and municipal elections. Anders Hellström assesses the campaign so far, which has focused to a large extent on support for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. He suggests that the framing of the campaign around the policies of the Sweden Democrats, coupled with the other parties’ lack of a positive, […]

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The Sweden Democrats racism scandal will not be a fatal blow to the party’s appeal to the Swedish electorate.

Last month a Swedish newspaper published video footage showing prominent members of the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) party verbally abusing a Swedish-Kurdish comedian. Anders Hellström argues that while the scandal has undermined the party’s attempts to move into the political mainstream, the issues championed by the SD will remain a pertinent theme in Swedish politics. The Sweden Democrats (SD) have, […]

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