Follow the latest in Sweden’s general election, where anti-immigration populist Sweden Democrats are expected to make big gains
The anti-immigration, populist Sweden Democrats have come up a lot in conversations with voters in and around Gothenburg, according to journalist Zina Fragkiadaki.
Voter Kent Nilson had plenty to say about them.
“I voted ealier today. It was not a hard decision. I voted for the left party #Vänsterpartiet, I have voted for the left party for 30 years, I do not like the #SwedishDemocrats, because of their Nazi backround.” Kent Nilson, 60 years old, living in #Bergsjön, working in Volvo pic.twitter.com/lfvLwxzDOe
“I voted Social Democrats. Swedish Democrats are terrible! They are like Trump! Things will be worse if they come into power. They have stereotypes about Muslims and I’m a Muslim myself! Media is blaming everything on us..” Bellma Lokacevice, 50 years old, hairdresser from Hovås pic.twitter.com/J1nqxsAooE
Students from the journalism programme at the University of Gothenburg have also been speaking to voters for the Guardian.
Renyu Jin spoke to Febe Jacobsson, 64, a staff member at Gothenburg Concert Hall, who said the environment was a big concern for her.
p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>“I think this year’s election is very scary. The environment is the most important, I am scared of the #SwedenDemocrats because their policy is not good for the environment. Can you live in this world without thinking about what comes next? We have kids and grandkids. pic.twitter.com/zEnfIwi0dy