October 5, 2022

‘Swedish society has changed’: The rise of the far-right Sweden Democrats


/ Shows / Perspective Issued on: 20/09/2022 – 12:54


Earlier this month, Sweden experienced a political earthquake when the Sweden Democrats (SD), a party with neo-Nazi roots, became the country’s second-largest party in parliament. For the first time, the far right was running not as an outsider, but as part of the traditional right-wing coalition. According to journalist and University of Glasgow sociology lecturer Dominic Hinde, this election result marks Sweden’s political shift “from centre-left to conservative right”. He joined us for Perspective from Sweden, where he’s been speaking to voters across the country since June.

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