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Who’s in and who’s out after the Swedish election?

Published: September 15, 2014

Håll ihop mot racism

Wow, lots has happened since I posted the exit poll preliminary results after the Swedish election on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Here are the updated numbers for the various parties (note that these still aren’t the final numbers, as absentee ballots are still being counted, but the numbers shouldn’t change too much at this point).

Early results in the Swedish election

Published: September 14, 2014

Swedish political party symbols

The polling stations in the Swedish elections just closed at 8 pm, Swedish time (1 pm CST in Minnesota). The results of the exit polls are traditionally released at the same time as the polls close. In Sweden, the exit polls are generally pretty accurate predictors of the final results. More official results will be released at 9:30 pm in Sweden (2:30 pm in Minnesota) from Swedish Television, the state television channel.

What are the issues in the Swedish election?

Published: September 13, 2014

Swedish election 2014

Yesterday I talked about the Swedish election system, to catch you up for the vote taking place this Sunday. What makes this election so exciting?

What's happening with the Swedish election?

Published: September 12, 2014

Sveriges Riksdag (Swedish Parliament)

Did you know that Swedes will go to the polls in a national election on Sunday? Elections are held every four years and this year’s campaign season has been especially exciting. Keep reading for an overview of the Swedish election system—you can think of it as Swedish Civics 101.

Vi ses nästa sommar!

Published: August 30, 2014

Villagers at the Parent program on August 9, 2014

It’s hard to believe that only three short weeks ago we said “vi ses!” (see you later!) to all of our villagers and packed up all of the Sjölunden supplies until next summer. All of our villagers and staff are now spread out around the globe, some of them in familiar places and some of them off on new adventures or at new schools. It’s easy to feel like Sjölunden is a million miles away, but we always say that you can keep Sjölunden alive in your heart throughout the year.

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