Sweden’s right-wing to win majority of parliamentary seats -preliminary election result

Sweden’s right-wing to win majority of parliamentary seats -preliminary election result

Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson arrives at a polling station in Strangnas, Sweden, September 11, 2022. Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency/via REUTERS

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STOCKHOLM, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Sweden’s right-wing opposition parties were on track to win a narrow majority of 175 seats in the 349-seat parliament on Sunday, beating the ruling centre-left, the country’s election authority said as 78% of districts had reported results. If confirmed, Ulf Kristersson, the leader of the Moderate Party, will become prime minister. The anti-immigration, far right Sweden Democrats would be the largest right-wing group and have direct influence over policy for the first-time.

The race was tight with a significant amount of votes yet to be counted. The right-wing bloc includes the Moderates and Liberals, as well as the Christian Democrats, the Sweden Democrats, and the Christian Democrats.

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Reporting by Anna Ringstrom, editing by Terje Solsvik

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