What looked as an easy win for the Conservative alliance in the Swedish Parliamentary election, has turned out to become a possible political chaos. To win the election in Sweden your party or alliance needs to win the most mandates. The Conservatives did win the election with 172 mandates, while the Social Democrats got 157, which is more close than anticipated. However, what frightens many is that the Swedish Democrats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden_Democrats), a party very hostile to immigration and ties to Nazi Organizations, had their best election ever, with 5,8 % of the votes, which is 20 mandates. This means that for the Conservatives to keep their majority in the Riksdag (parliament) they may be forced to join forces with those who have the mandates they need. Officially, the Green party has turned down the offer to cooperate as they belong to the left block of the political spectrum. This is a complicated situation, because if the Green Party refuses to cooperate with the Conservative Alliance, it means that the Swedish Democrats may have some influence on Swedish politics in years to come, and thereby lay the foundations for gaining even greater strength towards the next Parliamentary election in 4 years.

However, some experts say there is little to worry about, not now at least. The Swedish Democrats have no clear policy on, for instance, the welfare state, which is extremely important in the Scandinavian countries. That may be a reason the party still stays isolated from the more established parties, since it seems now that they only are a protest party with only one policy on their agenda, their hostile immigration policy. Nevertheless, the Swedish Democrats had a very good election, and now they have the golden opportunity to speak to their cause from within the Parliament.

There is without a doubt a right wing uprising across Europe these days, as we could see when Hungarian party Jobbik, which alledgelly has close ties with the forbidden paramilitary group the Hungarian Guard Movement, had a shock election gaining 14 % of the Hungarian seats for the European Parliament last year, and 26 mandates in the Hungarian Parliament this April. Right wing parties all over Europe have increased in popularity the last couple of years, and it’s likely they will continue to grow even bigger. The financial crisis and despair with the ruling governments has gotten some of the blame for this uprising. And it seems it is causing Europe to move towards a challenging time both politically and economically, with extremists on all sides of the political spectrum seeming to take advantage of it the best they can. And with success.

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