By: Steve Dellar | 08-21-2018 | News
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Sweden - International Observers Sent To Monitor Elections As Populists Lead Polls

For the first time ever, international observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will be sent to Sweden to monitor the election result as Europe becomes increasingly worried about what will happen on 9 September now that the rightwing anti-immigrant Eurosceptics of the Sweden Democrats are leading most of the polls.

The OSCE spokesperson, Mr Thomas Rymer told Sveriges Radio: "This is the first time we have had any form of mission or observation activity in Sweden for an election.".

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The rise in crime combined with rising immigration has seen the voters make a sharp turn towards populism. Euronews, the EU Commission’s official news program, predicted that the rightwing Sweden Democrats could get up to 28.5% of the vote.

If the party wins some form of power (whether in a coalition government or by influencing policy of the government in place), this could mean Sweden would see a shift in its relationship with Brussels and a weakening of the union.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fine, but I bet they won&#39;t find much: Monitors from <a href="https://twitter.com/OSCE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@OSCE</a> will actually watch over <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Sweden?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Sweden</a> general election on 9 SEP, their sending said2B pushed for (for some reason) by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Russia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Russia</a>.n govt <a href="https://t.co/prlFTBniPO">https://t.co/prlFTBniPO</a></p>&mdash; EuroSavant (@EuroSavant) <a href="https://twitter.com/EuroSavant/status/1031587987145072642?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The populist anti-immigration party, led by Mr Jimmie Akesson, is on course for its best-ever election showing if polls are to be believed.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OSCE has made the analysis that election observers is needed f/ first time in Sweden:s history. What on earth does this come from? In the most perfect of all nations. <a href="https://t.co/Z92KIfyqrr">pic.twitter.com/Z92KIfyqrr</a></p>&mdash; Mikael Sollenberg (@MikaelSM15) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikaelSM15/status/1031134934231080960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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If it gets around 25% of ballots (as some opinion polls have suggested), it would continue a strong trend of the party doubling its vote share at each election.

Mr Patrik Öhberg, an expert on Swedish politics from the University of Gothenburg explained: “When we talk about Sweden and other Scandinavian countries you associate them with social democracy.”

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“But it seems like this era is going to end now. We have become more of a country like everyone else. It’s a bastion of social democracy now maybe going to rubble. Something big is going on here.”

“People vote for Sweden Democrats for one reason and one reason only: immigration.”

Another political analyst, Mr Sverker Gustavsson from Uppsala University agreed with him: “it is to do with discontent and a raising of expectations that politics does not deliver what people think it should deliver.”

“The important thing is, and it’s like the Brexit tendency in Britain or Trump in the US, people do not feel at home culturally, they doubt that we are on the right track.”

Source:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/106492955/im-not-a-racist-but-immigration-a-key-concern-in-swedish-elections

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Anonymous No. 34758 2018-08-22 : 12:57

Literally only because some guys dislike niggers, and they send inspectors. Pro-childrape, abuse and genocide of whites? No problem, keep going. Some guy want some peace and quiet with clean streets? Oy vey, it's anudda shoa.

Anonymous No. 34764 2018-08-22 : 13:31

(((international observers))) = election riggers

Anonymous No. 34790 2018-08-22 : 18:39

sweden democrats are 20 percent in the polls means 30 percent on election day….

Anonymous No. 34800 2018-08-22 : 21:06

Putin has become the Great White Hope

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