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The far-right Sweden Democrats are Sweden's third largest political party, according to a new poll, while another survey shows the three centre-left parties have enough support to command a majority in parliament.

A voter survey carried out by the United Minds polling firm and published on Monday in the Aftonbladet newspaper shows support for the Sweden Democrats shooting up 2.3 percent to 8.7 percent overall.

The figure puts the far-right party, which entered the Riksdag for the first time at the 2010 parliamentary elections on a strong anti-immigrant platform, ahead of the 8.5 percent support received by the Green Party and into the third spot behind the Social Democrats (34.6 percent) and Moderates (27.1 percent).


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