The Daily Telegraph

Centre-left party set to win Swedish election


Sweden’s centre-left bloc looks set for a narrow victory over Right-wing opponents, an exit poll showed after voting ended yesterday, although the anti-immigratio­n Sweden Democrats made gains and could become the second-largest party in parliament.

The survey by public broadcaste­r SVT gave prime minister Magdalena Andersson’s centre-left bloc 49.8 per cent of the votes against 49.2 per cent for the opposition Right-wing parties.

“The SVT exit poll has been right every time since they began doing them,” said Mikael Gilljam, professor of political science at Gothenburg University.

“We don’t know if this is the case this time. But if I have to put money on someone, it will be on the Left.”

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