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Svezia. La destra vince 176 a 173. La Banca Centrale alza i tassi di 100 punti base.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2022-09-30.

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I liberal socialisti europei e quelli svedesi sono in preda a crisi convulsive quasi coliche saturnine con ideazione disaggregata impregnata dal terrore. Già. Hanno il più che giustificato incubo che si attui il Terrore e che le loro miserande teste vadano ad infiorare ceste di grandiose dimensioni. Vi ricordate la fine che fecero i giacobini? E vi ricordate cosa successe con il Terrore Bianco?

Non sono le destre che hanno vinto. Sono i liberal socialisti che hanno saputo rendersi odiosi ed invotabili.

Quod gratis asseritur, gratis negatur.

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La Riksbank svedese ha varato martedì un aumento di 100 punti base dei tassi di interesse, portando il suo tasso di riferimento principale all’1,75%, dopo aver avvertito che l’inflazione è troppo alta. In un comunicato, la banca centrale ha affermato che l’impennata dell’inflazione sta minando il potere d’acquisto delle famiglie e rende più difficile la pianificazione finanziaria sia per le imprese che per le famiglie. L’inflazione dei prezzi al consumo in Svezia è salita al 9% annuo in agosto.

Il leader del partito conservatore svedese Ulf Kristersson è stato formalmente invitato lunedì a cercare di formare un governo, una settimana dopo che la sua alleanza di destra ha ottenuto una stretta vittoria elettorale.

Dopo i colloqui con i leader dei partiti, lo speaker del parlamento svedese, Andreas Norlen, ha dichiarato di aver incaricato Kristersson di sondare le condizioni per formare un governo che possa essere tollerato dal parlamento. Secondo il sistema svedese, un futuro primo ministro può assumere l’incarico solo se controlla la maggioranza in parlamento.

Il primo ministro uscente Magdalena Andersson ha annunciato le sue dimissioni la scorsa settimana dopo che il blocco di destra ha conquistato 176 seggi, 73 dei quali sono andati al SD, nazionalista e anti-immigrazione.

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«Some 99% of votes from all 6,578 voting districts had been counted by late on Wednesday. If results were confirmed, the right-wing opposition would win 176 seats in the 349-seat parliament. As the current count shows, just 47,000 votes separate the left- and right-wing blocs from each other.  The governing Social Democrats and its coalition would win 173 seats in this instance, the tallies showed.»

«Sweden’s Riksbank on Tuesday launched a 100 basis point hike to interest rates»

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Sweden’s central bank launches 100 basis point rate hike, says ‘inflation is too high’

«Sweden’s Riksbank on Tuesday launched a 100 basis point hike to interest rates, taking its main policy rate to 1.75%, as it warned that inflation is too high. In a statement, the central bank said soaring inflation was undermining households’ purchasing power and making it more difficult for both companies and households to plan their finances. Swedish consumer price inflation rose to 9% annually in August»

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Svezia. Rimessa in funzione la centrale elettrica di Karlshamn a petrolio.

Nato, Finlandia, Svezia e Turkia. L’adesione deve essere ratificata da tutti i membri.

Svezia. Sfiduciato il Governo socialdemocratico Löfven.

Svezia. Ritornerebbe in auge la libertà di parola e di ricerca nelle università.

Medici e paramedici stanno lasciando in massa la sanità. 500 al mese. La Svezia.

Svezia. Senza Lockdown pil annuale +0.4%. Ma la disoccupazione al 17%.

Svezia. Economia -7%. Disoccupati ufficiali 7.9%, reali 17%.

Svezia. ‘Number of young adults given treatment for psychiatric illness has risen by 70%.

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«Sweden’s conservative party leader Ulf Kristersson was formally asked on Monday to try to form a government, a week after his right-wing alliance won a narrow election victory»

«After talks with party leaders, the speaker of Sweden’s parliament, Andreas Norlen, said he had tasked Kristersson with probing the conditions to form a government that can be tolerated by the parliament. Under the Swedish system, a prospective prime minister can only assume office if they control a majority in parliament»

«Outgoing Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced her resignation last week after the right-wing bloc won 176 seats — 73 of them going to the nationalist, anti-immigration SD.»

«Sweden’s Riksbank on Tuesday launched a 100 basis point hike to interest rates, taking its main policy rate to 1.75%, as it warned that inflation is too high. Swedish consumer price inflation rose to 9% annually in August»

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Swedish conservative leader asked to form government

Stockholm —Sweden’s conservative party leader Ulf Kristersson was formally asked on Monday to try to form a government, a week after his right-wing alliance won a narrow election victory.

The vote marked a watershed in Swedish politics, with Kristersson’s Moderate Party and two other right-wing parties teaming up for the first time with the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD).

fter talks with party leaders, the speaker of Sweden’s parliament, Andreas Norlen, said he had tasked Kristersson with “probing the conditions to form a government that can be tolerated by the parliament”.

Under the Swedish system, a prospective prime minister can only assume office if they control a majority in parliament.

Outgoing Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced her resignation last week after the right-wing bloc won 176 seats — 73 of them going to the nationalist, anti-immigration SD. Andersson’s center-left alliance won 173.

The SD, once shunned as pariahs, emerged as the second largest party in parliament behind Andersson’s Social Democrats, which have dominated Swedish politics since the 1930s.

Norlen said he had not set a deadline for Kristersson to try and form a government.

While the four parties in the right-wing bloc all say they support Kristersson, forming a government is not without obstacles.

Andersson will lead an interim government until a new prime minister is elected.

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Anti-immigrant party helps defeat Sweden’s government

Gothenburg, Sweden — A loose coalition of right-wing parties has narrowly defeated Sweden’s center-left government in a general election, a victory that promises to upend Swedish politics and the country’s reputation as a haven for progressive, pluralistic ideals.

Victory for the right came after strong support for the Sweden Democrats, a once-fringe anti-immigrant party that will now be the second-largest party in the legislature and the strongest voice from the right.

The SD, led by 43-year-old lawmaker Jimmie Akesson, and the Moderate, Christian Democrat and Liberal parties won 176 seats, according to the latest tally, giving them a three-seat lead over the Social Democrats of Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and their Left, Center and Environment allies. Andersson conceded Wednesday evening ahead of the final results. It could still take weeks to form a government.

The closely watched election has already reshaped Sweden’s political discourse, pushing anti-immigrant and tough-on-crime rhetoric into the political mainstream and deepening fears here about the polarization — or “Americanization” — of Swedish politics.

The European far right has welcomed the SD’s strong showing. “Everywhere in Europe, people aspire to take their destiny back into their own hands!” tweeted Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right firebrand, earlier this week.

The result could also shape Sweden’s standing on the world stage as the country works with partners to respond to the war in Ukraine, seeks NATO membership and takes up the rotating presidency of the European Union in 2023.

“When you are holding on to power with one seat, it’s a cause of instability,” said Eric Adamson, a Stockholm-based project manager at the Atlantic Council’s Northern Europe office. “This may make it harder for Sweden to take on a leadership role in northern Europe, in the E.U. or in NATO.”

The SD gained support by taking a tougher stance against crime, particularly against the rising rates of gun violence in Sweden, and publishing a 30-point plan aimed at making Sweden’s immigration rules among the most restrictive in the E.U. They want to be able to reject asylum seekers based on religion, for instance, or based on gender or sexual identity.

A decade ago, Sweden’s liberal immigration policies were not a major political issue. The influx of migrants to Europe in 2015 started to change this. At that time, Sweden took more than 150,000 asylum seekers, including many newcomers from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In the years since, concerns about immigration and their integration have come to the fore.

The Social Democrats maintain that they have reduced asylum claims by making it harder for migrants to get into the country and apply, stepped up the deportation of asylum seekers whose applications had been rejected and insisted that Sweden should receive no more asylum seekers than other E.U. countries. Party leaders also pledged to dilute the numbers of “non-Nordic” immigrants in areas where large numbers of immigrants live, promising an end to “Somalitowns,” “Chinatowns” and “Little Italies.”

Even a few years ago, the Sweden Democrats’ ascent would have seemed far-fetched.

Formed in 1988 by right-wing extremists and neo-Nazis, the Sweden Democrats did not manage enough votes to win seats in parliament until 2010. After that breakthrough, leaders began to exclude the most extreme members from the party.

Other parties and the media have kept their distance from the SD, refusing to talk to it or give it a platform. But support for the party grew rapidly over the past dozen years, culminating in its election showing Sunday.

Boycotted for so long by the mainstream media, the party has developed its own online news sites and is extremely effective on social media such as Facebook and YouTube.

The Moderates, the largest of the center-right parties, once shunned the SD. But it eventually opted to establish ties, with the aim of upending the political status quo and unseating the Social Democrats.

“If you want a government that is not based on the Social Democrats you need to cooperate with the SD,” said Anders Borg, a former finance minister for the Moderates. “I cannot see any other viable election strategy other that finding a way of cooperating with them.”

“In Sweden,” he said, “we isolated the SD and yet they grew to 20 percent as a lot of ordinary voters drifted towards them. At the same time, the SD has moved away from a fringe position towards being a more ordinary political party.”

Whether the SD is now an “ordinary party” is up for debate. Though the party has distanced itself from its neo-Nazi roots and has stepped away from some of its previous positions, its platform remains exclusionary.

Members want to end immigration from outside Europe and return Muslims to their countries of origin. A month before the election, an SD spokesman tweeted a photo of a subway train in the party’s blue and yellow colors with the words: “Welcome aboard the repatriation express. Here’s a one-way ticket. Next stop, Kabul!”

“They don’t include Islam in Swedishness,” said Andrej Kokkonen, a professor of politics at Gothenburg University who studies anti-immigrant parties. “You don’t get to be a Swede and a Muslim at the same time.”

Sweden Democrat voters tend to live in small towns and rural areas, and most are men, according to Ann-Cathrine Jungar, a professor at Sodertorn University who studies populist radical right parties.

They are less educated than the average voter, Jungar said, but many are small-scale entrepreneurs. The party has also attracted votes from the traditional working class and is increasing its support among the young.

“These voters have lower trust in the media — they believe there is biased information on their core issue of immigration,” Jungar said. “The SD use the populist rhetoric that there is a ‘left-liberal establishment,’ an elite that doesn’t understand the people.”

The party has cultivated links with Trump supporters and the alt-right in the United States, she said: “Previously it was the Moderates who had contacts with the Republicans, but now it is the SD who has taken over and the Moderates are connected with the Democrats.”

“There is concern here that we are becoming more like America with polarization and intense rhetoric,” said Adamson, of the Atlantic Council. “Where every battle becomes an existential one.”

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