Stieg Larsson, Sweden’s biggest- selling writer, predicted a decade ago that the anti-immigration Swedish Democrats would first enter parliament in 2010. The Sept. 19 general election may fulfill that prophecy.
The party has polled above the 4 percent threshold needed to get seats in the 349-member assembly in four of pollster Sifo’s six latest surveys. In the 2006 election, it won 2.9 percent of the vote.
Larsson, who died in 2004 after a lifetime spent campaigning against neo-Nazis and anti-immigrant skinhead groups, often discussed “when the Swedish Democrats would get into parliament and he guessed it would be in 2010,” said journalist Mikael Ekman. He co-authored in 2001 “The Swedish Democrats: the national movement” with the creator of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
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