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How the nationalist Sweden Democrats could be kingmakers after this weekend's election

Stockholm, Sept. 4.– On September 9, Sweden’s 7.3m voters head to the polls after an Jimmie Åkesson leads the Sweden Democrats since May 2005Jimmie Åkesson leads the Sweden Democrats since May 2005extraordinary election campaign that has seen yet another radical right wing party dominate the headlines.

The Sweden Democrats have been projected to win up to 25 per cent of the vote, which makes them a potential kingmaker in the ensuing coalition talks.

But there’s a catch. Sweden’s mainstream parties have refused to work with the Sweden Democrats, which has roots in neo-Nazi movements.

This means election day could be just the beginning of a period of major political turmoil in Sweden.

Who are the Sweden Democrats?

The group was founded in 1988 ...

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