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.

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Wikipedia: Sweden Democrats
The Independent, 01.09.18: Sweden Democrats: How a nationalist, anti-immigrant party took root in a liberal Nordic haven
The Tag: Sweden Democrats
Social Europe, 18.10.18: Why Did The Populist Far Right In Sweden Make Gains?
Euro|topics, September 2018: How strong are the Sweden Democrats?
ECFR: Commentary, 31.08.18: The march of the populist right: Is Sweden next?
The Spectator, 08.09.18: Are the Sweden Democrats far-right? Jimmie Akesson interviewed

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