by A swedish kind of death
Mon Sep 20th, 2010 at 01:16:57 AM EST
I wrote the basic intro earlier and Starvid wrote about scenarios after the election.
Last SIFO (big poller, calls many and calls them fast) conducted 15th and 16th gives 49.9% for the Alliance and 45.3% for the RedGreens, and Sverigedemokraterna just outside parliament. This is a big increase for the RedGreens over a few days, if the trend continued during 17-19th of September we have an interesting night tonight.
next-day front-paged by afew
Contrary to earlier elections the campaign has continued even today, which might have interesting consequences. Or not.
The polls close at eight, and public service television will release their exit polls soon after. Election results will be posted at the site of valmyndigheten as poll stations finish their (preliminary) counting. By midnight everything is usually settled, though some polling stations might still be counting.
The final count starts tomorrow when all ballots are recounted, preference votes on candidates are counted, votes are counted for parties that are not assumed to get enough to influence the result (for example the Pirate party), handwritten votes are interpreted etc. That count has to be done by wednesday, but is generally released during Tuesday.