Sweden's political patterns can look very different at the local level

4:28 min
  • In Sweden's Parliament, bloc politics has long dominated but, at the local level, very different political alliances can form.

  • Politicians and experts say that's because local politics tends to be more practical and less ideological than the national scene.

  • One example is in Härnösand municipality, along the Baltic Sea coast, where the make-up of the council majority is not something you'd see in Parliament.