Friday, June 25, 2010

Guide To Swedish Election

Tino Sanandaji has an interesting English language description of the 8 main parties in Sweden, in the wake of the upcoming Swedish election. I basically agree with the description, except for a few minor details.

It long looked as though the ruling centre-right coalition would be successful in terms of reducing taxes and welfare spending and (not coincidentally) managing the economy and boosting employment, but would still lose in the election. But more recent polls suggest that it now has greater support than the left-wing opposition.

The likely entry of the nationalist anti-immigration Sweden Democrats into the parliament would however complicate the picture, especially since both the centre-right and left-wing parties have ruled out any cooperation with them.