Social Democrats and allies are on course for a majority of three seats, polling station research suggests

Exit polls suggest that the far right has narrowly failed to make a breakthrough in a knife-edge election in Sweden.

According to polling station research by SVT Swedish television, the incumbent minority Social Democrat government and its parliamentary allies are on course for a majority of three seats. The poll also suggests the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) are now the country’s second largest political party, potentially taking more than 20% of the vote and outpolling the centre-right Moderates for the first time.

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