by A swedish kind of death
Mon Sep 15th, 2014 at 09:20:30 AM EST
This did not end well.
Looked good half a year ago with the left in the lead, but now my facebook flow is filled with grief.
The right wing lost. The small parties all clung to parliament, but Moderaterna lost almost a third of their votes. The four parties in the former government got 39%, and Reinfelt has resigned both as PM and as leader of Moderaterna (new election to party leader this spring). Total 142 seats (lost 31).
The left wing lost. The soc-dems did their second worst election since world war two. So up one seat. The greens lost one seat and the left gained two. Total 158 seats (gained 2).
The feminists got 3% and did not enter parliament. Probably would not have been a red-red-green-pink majority anyway, but there is a lot of sadness about wasted votes or not enough left wing support votes. It looks like they picked up some local seats, but they did not run in many places, in fact they ran in fewer places then the pirates.
And the pirates lost. Looks like a no gained seats right now. There is still a chance for a few local seats, but not a good one (Sweden has an automatic recount of all votes that will be finished thursday at latest).
So who won? The rascist twits in Sverigedemokraterna won, and that big time. They more then doubled and are now at 13%, they are the third largest party (in some regions the second largest) and they have a parliamentary position that makes any government hard to form.
Next government will probably be soc.dem-green with some side deals with the left party and/or smaller right wing parties. But it will be so weak that Sweden may have its first snap election since the fifties.
So in a conclusion, everybody lost.