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    Swedish Center-Right, Ruling Bloc Running Neck-And-Neck in Election – Exit Poll

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    Ruling alliance of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the Green Party leading in Swedish parliamentary elections after 80% votes counted, election commission reported.

    According to Swedish election commission, Swedish ruling bloc received 40.6% of votes, while the opposition alliance got 40.2% after 80% votes counted.

    Previously, an exit poll prepared by the SVT broadcaster showed that the opposition alliance of the center-right parties was leading in Sunday's Swedish parliamentary elections with 39.6 percent of the vote which was only 0.2 percent more than the public support for the ruling alliance of the Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) and the Green Party.

    The center-right bloc includes the Moderate Party, headed by Ulf Kristersson, the Center Party, led by Annie Loof, the Liberals party, headed by Jan Bjorklund, as well as Christian Democrats, headed by Ebba Busch Thor.

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    The anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party, which is not a member of any coalition, received 28.2 percent of votes, according to the election commission data.

    On September 9, Sweden held the general election to elect 349 members of the country's unicameral parliament.

    The majority of parliamentary seats currently belongs to the Swedish Social Democratic Party, whose leader Stefan Lofven has been the parliament's head since 2014.

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