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The far-right Sweden Democrats are topping the polls, and no wonder

By Tatty Good  

STOCKHOLM 2014-09-14 Party leader Jimmie Akesson reacts at the Sweden Democrats' election night party in Stockholm on Sunday evening. Exit polls indicate that the party will be third largest in the Swedish parliament after the Swedish general elections on September 14, 2014. ©ANDERS WIKLUND / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

STOCKHOLM 2014-09-14 Party leader Jimmie Akesson reacts at the Sweden Democrats' election night party in Stockholm on Sunday evening. Exit polls indicate that the party will be third largest in the Swedish parliament after the Swedish general elections on September 14, 2014. ©ANDERS WIKLUND / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images Leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Akesson at the party’s election night celebrations in Stockholm on 14th September, 2014, after seeing an exit poll showing that the Sweden Democrats were set to win the third largest share of seats in the country’s parliament. ©ANDERS…

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