How the rise of the Swedish radical right changed the most stable party system in Europe

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Publication Date 03/09/2018
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The Swedish party system had long been regarded as one of the most stable in Western Europe. However, as Nicholas Aylott and Niklas Bolin wrote, the growth in support for the radical right Sweden Democrats ahead of the Swedish general election on 9 September 2018 represented a major challenge to the country's two traditional political blocs.

While the SD might not end up in government any time soon, it would be increasingly difficult in the long-term for the mainstream parties to maintain their 'cordon sanitaire' around the party.

Source Link http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2018/09/03/how-the-rise-of-the-swedish-radical-right-changed-the-most-stable-party-system-in-europe/
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Wikipedia: Sweden Democrats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden_Democrats
The Independent, 01.09.18: Sweden Democrats: How a nationalist, anti-immigrant party took root in a liberal Nordic haven https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-democrats-election-results-nationalist-populist-party-anti-immigrant-refugees-a8515576.html
The Local.se: Tag: Sweden Democrats https://www.thelocal.se/tag/sweden_democrats
Social Europe, 18.10.18: Why Did The Populist Far Right In Sweden Make Gains? https://www.socialeurope.eu/why-did-the-populist-far-right-in-sweden-make-gains
Euro|topics, September 2018: How strong are the Sweden Democrats? https://www.eurotopics.net/en/205154/
ECFR: Commentary, 31.08.18: The march of the populist right: Is Sweden next? https://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_the_march_of_the_populist_right_is_sweden_next
The Spectator, 08.09.18: Are the Sweden Democrats far-right? Jimmie Akesson interviewed https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/09/are-the-sweden-democrats-far-right-jimmie-akesson-interviewed/

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