ELECTION 2022

NATO and integration the focus in televised party leader debate

2:07 min
  • With four months to go to Sweden's general election, the country's eight parliamentary party leaders faced off in a political debate on Sunday night.

  • Social Democrat Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and the leader of the largest party in opposition, Ulf Kristersson of the conservative Moderates, were in agreement when it came to the need for securing a broad consensus in parliament on a decision to join Nato.

  • Centre party leader Annie Lööf and Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson were involved in a heated exchange on the issue of immigration.