Malmö’s Elections and Migrants

“Malmö migrants highlight Sweden’s election challenge,” by Richard Milne for the Financial Times:

On their way to Friday prayers in Malmö, hundreds of Muslims cross perhaps the biggest faultline in Swedish politics.

On one side of the inner ring road they pass under is the biggest stronghold of the populist anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats in the country. None of the country’s other main political parties want to work with it, but the Sweden Democrats are likely to hold the balance of power in Sunday’s elections with neither the left nor right expected to gain a majority.

On the other side lies Rosengård, a well-known housing development where nine in every 10 people have an immigrant background. It is the area in Sweden where most people support the Social Democrats, the main opposition party hoping to regain power after eight years out of office…

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