Sweden’s Riksdag (Unsplash)

In Sweden, three centre-right parties (the Moderates, the Liberals and the Christian Democrats) have finally reached an agreement to form a coalition government. The new government will, however, depend on the support of the Sweden Democrats, a far-right formation that is a direct descendant of the Swedish neo-Nazis. The agreement was announced by Ulf Kristersson, the leader of the Moderates party, who will most likely take over as prime minister. The centre-right coalition had won the elections on 11 September, but with a narrow majority: only three seats in parliament more than the centre-left. The Social Democrats party collected the most votes, but within a coalition that had fared worse than the centre-right. The centre-right coalition consisted of the three centre-right parties mentioned above and the Sweden Democrats: the latter amassed just over 20% of the total preferences, the second most voted party overall and thus also the most voted party in their coalition. In contrast, the Moderates, Sweden’s historic centre-right party, had obtained just over 19% of the vote: the Sweden Democrats will not officially be part of the coalition that will form the government but, according to Kristersson, they have agreed to support it, provided they can help steer its policies.