Perspective – ‘Swedish society has changed’: the rise of the far-right Swedish Democrats

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

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