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    Sweden's Minister for EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde said Friday that parties promoting xenophobic and nationalist views might get a boost from the Brexit referendum outcome.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a referendum on its membership of the European Union. Earlier on Friday, it was announced that 51.9 percent of people supported the motion to leave the bloc.

    "I'm not afraid of a domino effect, but what I am afraid of is that those parties that are xenophobic, nationalistic, and protectionalistic [will] get a positive feedback from this Brexit outcome, and I don't think that that is in the interests of the European Union right now," Linde said arriving at the EU General Affairs Council.

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