The Green Party's narrow escape from exiting parliament at the recent general election was all thanks to tactical voting from supporters of the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Feminist Initiative, a post-election survey by pollsters Novus suggests.
- Twenty percent.
- Election debate.
As part of Radio Sweden's election coverage, representatives from all eight Parliamentary parties debated topics including migration, integration and climate, during an hour-long debate at Stockholm's Kulturhuset on Thursday.
- 1 av 2Graph of polling figures2 av 2Polling company Sifo.
The small parties are rising and the Sweden Democrats are shrinking, according to the last Swedish Radio poll-of-polls before the election on Sunday.
- Election analysis.
With just a few days to go until the final day of voting on Sunday, Sweden's next government is unusually hard to predict, says political scientist Sofie Blombäck at Mid-Sweden University.
- Party leader interview.
In the first of Radio Sweden's party leader interviews, the Left Party's Jonas Sjöstedt says he believes immigrants can strengthen Sweden's economy.
- Almedalen proposal.
On its allotted day at the Almedalen political week, the Left Party issued a fresh election promise: 300 sports schools that should be free for all kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
- Last before election.
We analyse the last parliamentary debate among the eight party leaders before the election.
- Vote in September.
The ruling Social Democrat party is continuing to slide in opinion polls, prompting several former ministers to criticise the party's election strategy to woo back supporters who left to join the Sweden Democrats.
- Unlikely to pass parliament.
Profits made by private companies running free schools and elderly care homes would be capped to a maximum ceiling of seven percent of operative capital in a proposal by the government and Left Party.
- After harassment accusations.
In the wake of the #metoo movement in Sweden, the former party leader of the Left Party, Lars Ohly, has decided to leave the party in protest against how he has been treated after accusations of sexual harassment.
- Left party demand.
All Swedish residents over the age of 22, including non-citizens, are entitled to SEK 150-300 per year to spend on dental care. In next week’s autumn budget, the Government will announce plans to double this subsidy.
- 1 av 2Two candidates go on to second round.
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.
- SKL wants law change.
The Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) says more local councillors are affected by threats, and social media makes it easier for people to try to influence elected politicians.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
Turkey has tried to get Swedish authorities to close down a Sweden-based Kurdish TV channel. Now, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström should demand an explanation from Turkey's ambassador, according to the Liberal Party and the Left Party.