Debate: Sweden going through political turmoil?
The Sweden Democrats will not permit themselves to be sidelined, concurs Kai Strittmatter, Scandinavia correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung:
“Their chief Jimmie Åkesson initiated the vote of no confidence, and he already sees himself as a winner. It wasn’t way back that the SD, who usually specific their contempt for the present democratic system, have been seen because the pariahs of Swedish politics: nobody wished to have something to do with them. That is over now. The conservative camp has torn down the firewall between it and the far proper. Such is the lure of energy. Removed from being taboo, help from the SD is now fascinating. Maybe this time it is already occurring.”