Sweden Democrats  leader Jimmie Akesson gives a speech in Malmo in August, 2018. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency via Reuters

Sweden’s political landscape looks set to be redrawn after one of the country’s mainstream parties went back on its word and said it was prepared to w(...)

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph:  Jonas Ekstromer/EPA

Sweden moved a step closer to a new centre-right government after acting Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Lövfen was defeated in a confidence vot(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

Swedish Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has urged all “decent” parties to unite after a record result in Sunday’s general election for th(...)

Leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats Jimmy Akesson speaks to members and supporters at the party following the party’s gains. Photograph: Getty Images

Sweden is facing a new political era after general election results suggested almost one in five voters backed the far-right. With support evenly div(...)

A cyclist passes near election campaign posters for the Liberal Party in Stockholm, Sweden. Photograph: Mikael Sjoberg/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Business is booming at Nikos’s Taverna, an escapist getaway for weary Swedes in central Stockholm. A three-course Greek dinner and three hours of Abb(...)

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven: sounded out potential coalition partners yesterday. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/EPA

Sweden’s Social Democratic leader, Stefan Löfven, has vowed to lead a new coalition and isolate the far-right Sweden Democrats after Sunday’s indecisi(...)

Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (centre) rides the Stockholm subway during general-election campaigning this week. Photograph: EPA/Jesica Gow

Swedes do democracy the civilised way: over fika, their afternoon treat of coffee, cake and a chat. In Stockholm’s Kulturhuset arts centre, members(...)