Swedish polls: Center-left may form minority government
September 15 , 2014
Stefan Lofven, the center-left leader of the Social Democrats, has emerged winner in Sweden’s general election, though he could not reach a parliamentary majority.
The Social Democrats along with the Greens and Left won 43.7% of the vote. The center-right coalition of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt could win only 39.1% of the vote.
The far right Sweden Democrats have made gains, emerging as the third largest party. With 13% seats, the anti-immigration party holds the “absolute balance of power,” Jimme Akesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats, said.