Exit poll predicts victory for Social Democrats in Sweden

Sweden's Prime Minister and leader of the Social Democrats Magdalena Andersson speaks at Bredang, outside Stockhom, Sweden, September 11, 2022. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
Sweden's Prime Minister and leader of the Social Democrats Magdalena Andersson speaks at Bredang, outside Stockhom, Sweden, September 11, 2022. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)

An exit poll projects that Sweden’s ruling left-wing Social Democrats has won the most votes in a general election today, while a right-wing populist party had its best showing yet.

The exit poll published by Swedish public broadcaster SVT has a margin of error, and the final outcome will only be known once votes are counted.

There are eight parties running to win seats in the 349-seat parliament, or Riksdag. They belong to one of two major blocs, one with four left-wing parties and another with four conservative parties. The exit poll projected that the left had a slight edge over the right, with 176 seats to 173.

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