Swedish right opposition inches ahead in election cliff-hanger

The far right Sweden Democrats party appears close to causing an earthquake in Swedish politics. The anti-immigration party with neo-nazi roots becomes the country’s second-largest party with 20% of the poll, while the wider rightwing bloc edged towards a slim victory over the incumbent centre-left. A conclusive result may not be known until votes from Swedes living abroad are counted in the middle of the week, while the closeness of the race may complicate the formation of a working government.