Unlike its fellow Nordic neighbours, Sweden was for long an exception to the electoral support of radical right-wing parties. Apart from the short-lived appearance of New Regeringen sd flyktingpolitik in the early s, the country initially did not follow the trend of increased presence of radical right-wing parties as in other European parliaments. However, in the Sweden Democrats — the biggest radical right-wing party in Sweden today — gained parliamentary representation, thus bringing Sweden a step closer to a similar development as underway in the rest of Western Europe.
The prosperity of the Sweden Democrats continues, and with almost 13 per cent of the vote share they are now the third biggest party in the national parliament, with representation also in the majority of the local governments holding roughly ten per cent of the total seats nationwide. Turning to the origin of Regeringen sd flyktingpolitik party, the Sweden Democrats SD emerged from neo-fascist and neo-Nazi subcultures in the late s.
This background has caused the established parties in Sweden to treat SD as pariah, and since the mids the party has actively worked to present a more legitimate ideological profile, but they still struggle with controversies. The work towards a more legitimate profile hence continues still today. As part of the strategy they have introduced a zero-tolerance policy towards extremism and racism, which has led to the exclusion of several party members.
As opposed to other radical right-wing parties in Europe with an authoritarian approach, SD could rather be considered to highlight more democracy and less state intervention. These strategic choices have proven electorally appealing; in SD nearly tripled their vote share in the European Parliament election, gaining two seats for their party On the national arena, SD recently announced they want to limit their MPs appearance Regeringen sd flyktingpolitik the parliament in order to focus on campaigning and agenda-setting.
Measures taken so far include raising the issue of arranging a national referendum regarding immigrant reception, and handing out leaflets to refugees in Greece in an attempt to warn them to travel to Sweden, arguing there is no room left in the country for them.
Hence, there seems to be a difficulty of attaining a respectable approach while gaining support. She is currently working in projects focusing on the Sweden Democrats and the political impact of anti-immigrant parties in Europe. Scandinavian Political Studiesvol.
The extreme right in Western Europe.
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Det håller på att spoliera vår flyktingpolitik, säger han och ingen runt bordet säger emot. I samband med det varnade företrädare för regeringen om att. tydlig parallell till dagens situation med SD-ledaren Jimmie Åkesson.