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The Populist Fire Rises In Sweden

The far-right party made massive gains in Sweden while leftists took it on the chin

Sweden is currently being besieged by a wave of Muslim immigrants that threaten the future of the nation, and the country’s politics are fracturing as a result. Moderate parties are faltering while the right-wing populists are rising.

The electoral results from yesterday’s election are evidence of the shift that is underway. The Sweden Democrats, a far-right party, made huge gains while both major centrist coalitions failed to reach a majority vote.

The Sweden Democrats received 17.6 percent of the vote in Sunday’s general election, a sharp increase from the 12.9 percent total they received back in 2014. The Social Democrats took the largest portion of the vote with 28.4 percent while the Moderates took second place with 19.8 percent of the vote.

Although the Social Democrats won the most votes, it was a dismal performance overall. The party has dominated Swedish politics since the 1930s but received their lowest vote percentage in more than a century. Governing will be no easy task either, as their center-left coalition only received 40.6 percent of the vote while their rival center-right coalition received 40.3 percent of the vote.

This virtual deadlock puts the Sweden Democrats in an enviable position. The center-right coalition can work with them, putting actual political power in their hands. The other option would be for the center-left and center-right to collude on behalf of the status quo, which would send people to the Sweden Democrats in droves.

Although the mainstream media is trying to deny the significance of how the Sweden Democrats performed in yesterday’s election, there is no doubt that their message is resonating amongst the Swedes.

“This government we’ve had now for four years, they have prioritised during these four years asylum seekers, instead of giving the poorest pensioners better living standards of living,” Sweden Democrats party leader Jimmie Akesson said a week before the election.

“They have prioritised asylum seekers instead of giving disabled children the right to care, they have prioritised asylum seekers instead of shortening the queues at the hospitals, they have prioritised asylum seekers instead of fixing the schools,” he said.

The ascendant populist right-wing leaders of Europe took to Twitter to celebrate the strong showing of the Sweden Democrats.

The populist fire is rising in Sweden and throughout Europe, and with the globalists so dead set on flooding the West with third-world Muslim refugees, that fire is not likely to be extinguished any time soon.

Written by Shane Trejo

Shane Trejo is a contributing editor to The Schpiel.

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