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Sweden Democrats: Immigration Backlash and Parliament Seats

sweden democrats: The potential for an immigration backlash to result in a big boost for the far-right Sweden Democrats inspired fear among many Swedes before the election, according to The Chronicle Herald. It received a little more than one in six votes, or 17.6 per cent. After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the centre-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote 28.4 per cent as the count neared completion yet looking at holding fewer parliament seats and having its mandate to govern questioned. Its showing was not as strong as the one-in-five polls had predicted, but good for a third-place finish that had the party's leader telling supporters, We won. The leader of the Moderates party that came in second, Ulf Kristersson, already had called on Lofven to resign and claimed the right to form Sweden's next government. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said he intended to remain in the job. ( As reported in the news.