One or two votes was enough

Two criminals have used a loophole in the system to vote themselves onto a municipal council, despite being in prison at the time - and not even being nominated by the party they now represent.

The Social Democratic Dala-Demokraten newspaper reports that a council in Dalarna has now got two replacement councillors, who wrote themselves onto a party's ballot slips. This was possible because the party in question - the Sweden Democrats - had not 'locked' their ballots, and so new names could be added, in addition to those who had been nominated beforehand.

The far-right Sweden Democrat party says it wants nothing to do with the two men, who are both convicted of serious crimes.

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