With eleven days to go to a general election, Sweden has become embroiled in a Watergate-style spying scandal. It’s emerged that a 24-year-old member of the opposition Liberal party hacked into the intranet of the ruling Social Democratic Party, stealing secret campaign information as well as security communiqués exchanged with the police. He was exposed after a whistleblower from within the Liberal Party got cold feet and informed the press. The hacker has been suspended from the party but the investigation is now on to find out who else was involved. The Social Democrats have ruled Sweden for most of the post-war era but are neck and neck in the polls with a centre-right coalition block that includes the Liberals.
Scandal overshadows Swedish election