Swedish politicians are lining up to support the centrist candidate in France's presidential election, with only the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson backing his far-right rival.
- Two candidates go on to second round.
- Dutch result backs Swedish approach.
The election result in The Netherlands shows that mainstream parties can successfully combat right-wing populist parties by refusing to work with them, validating the approach in Sweden, according to a leading academic.
- Has most support among Sweden Democrats.
Eighty per cent of Swedes dislike US president Donald Trump and only 10 percent like him, according to a new survey carried out by the Novus polling company and commissioned by Swedish Radio.
- Party meeting in Gothenburg.
Center Party leader Annie Lööf reiterated on Friday that her party will resist any moves by fellow coalition partners to court the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
- Indicted on Friday.
Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson said fellow party MP Kent Ekeroth should take a time out while his trial on assault charges is pending.
- Claims self-defense.
Prosecutors indicted Sweden Democrat Kent Ekeroth on Friday for assault charges stemming from a scuffle outside a downtown Stockholm night club late last year.
- 'Civil servant level' talks.
Members of the conservative Moderate Party and the nationalist Sweden Democrats will meet soon for talks, a Moderate Party spokesman confirmed.
- Left Party Gothenburg Chair: I see their participation as an insult to the victims(3:59 min) (3:59 min)Left Party pulls out.
An event remembering Holocaust victims in Gothenburg on Friday has been steeped in controversy due to the participation of the Sweden Democrats.
- Current government is weak minority.
The Center Party has warned its Moderate Party ally that the centre-right coalition will end if Moderates negotiate with Sweden Democrats.
- Calls for common Alliance budget.
Sweden's conservative Moderate Party is ready to defeat the Social Democrat-Green Party government on a key vote, which could open the way for Moderate leader Anna Kinberg Batra to become prime minister - but neither the Centre Party nor the Liberal Party support the move.
- Decision made today.
Anna Hagwall, an MP for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats, has been expelled from the party after she made comments widely interpreted as antisemitic.
- Most MPs support Clinton or neither.
One of the few supporters of Donald Trump in the Swedish parliament is Mikael Jansson, of the nationalist Sweden Democrat party.
- Video recording.
The Sweden Democrats' economic spokesperson Oscar Sjöstedt said on Thursday that it is "nonsense, lies and slander", to suggest that he enjoyed laughing at the anti-Semitic antics of his former workmates at a slaughterhouse.