If you are visiting Sweden anytime in the first three weeks of September you may be wondering what the heck is going on in the country. Polling stations are popping up everywhere and the city is plastered with posters and billboards... on walls, buses, in subways, hanging from lamp posts, etc; Well, Swedes are heading to the polls soon to vote in the national elections! Presently, Sweden is being ruled by a coalition government led by the Moderate Party. They are trying their hardest to stay in power while the Social Democrats and their allies are trying to shift the balance. It looks like it will be a close vote... and it all takes place on September 19th. There are no real heavy social issues dividing parties in Swedish politics, instead the debates tend to focus on taxes, the economy, adjustments to the healthcare and (occasionally) the status of our membership in the European Union.
For more information regarding the politics of Sweden... click here.