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Political scientist: tougher asylum policy likely to pass

Published onsdag 25 november 2015 kl 10.57
"I'm most surprised that such an announcement didn't come long ago"
(5:38 min)
Photo: Ola Torkelsson / TT
Asylum seekers speak with a representative of the Migration Agency in Malmö earlier this autumn. Photo: Ola Torkelsson / TT

New measures that the government signaled to drastically limit the number of refugees to Sweden, are almost certain to win Parliament's approval. 

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat) and Deputy Prime Minister Åsa Romson (Green) announced at a press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday that they plan to tighten asylum rules, calling the current situation "unsustainable".

Despite criticism from other parties that the government's plan went either too far or not far enough, Dr. Nicholas Aylott, a senior lecturer in political science at Södertorn University, tells Radio Sweden that the proposal will very likely go through.

"I would be amazed if at least three of the four Alliance parties, which are in opposition, didn't support it," Aylott said, "even if a couple of them are pushing for even tougher measures."

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