Voting in Oslo for the Swedish election
Voting in Oslo for the Swedish election Credit: Ruud, Vidar/NTB scanpix

Votes from abroad could play decisive role

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With the preliminary election results being ever so close between the two traditional political blocs, the final distribution of mandates may come down to votes from abroad, which are still being counted this week.

Voter turnout at embassies and consulates abroad was high this year at 46,000 votes. That's 11,000 more than during the last general election in 2014.

In Norway, about 700 more Swedes voted at the embassy or consulates this year than last time, for example. Minister counselor Susann Nilsson, at the Swedish embassy in Oslo, told Radio Sweden that during the last couple of days that the embassy was open to receive voters, people waited patiently for up to two hours so they could cast their votes.

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