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Sweden's Electoral Season Reveals Growing Concern With Immigration

Sep 13, 2014 | 12:59 GMT
Election posters of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (top) and of the opposition Social Democratic party, featuring candidates Helene Hellmark Knutsson (L), Karin Wanngaard (R) and party leader Stefan Loefven.
Election posters of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (top) and of the opposition Social Democratic party, featuring candidates Helene Hellmark Knutsson (L), Karin Wanngaard (R) and party leader Stefan Loefven.
(JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

During general elections scheduled for Sept. 14, Swedish voters will settle a close race between the governing center-right parties and the center-left opposition. Though Sweden's moderate parties will retain power, the elections will showcase the electoral growth of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. Whoever takes charge of the Swedish government after the elections will have to deal with the country's rising private debt and, more important, with the political and social impact of growing immigration....

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