Paulina Neuding

Sweden’s new powerbrokers

Jimmie Akesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats (Credit: Getty images)

Sweden may soon have a centre-right prime minister – an unusual turn of events for a country in which the Social Democrats have won 19 of the last 24 elections. Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate party, is now set to take power. ‘I am now starting the work of forming a new, effective government,’ he said ‘A government for all of Sweden and all citizens.

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