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Exit poll puts Sweden's ruling centre-right ahead

Exit poll puts Sweden's ruling centre-right ahead
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The first exit poll in the Swedish general election suggests that the prime minister’s centre-right coalition is ahead of the centre-left opposition, but may lack an outright majority in parliament.

The survey by the state broadcaster SVT puts Fredrik Reinfeldt’s four-party “Alliance” coalition on 49 percent, compared to 45 percent for the Social Democrat led bloc.

The poll says the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats got 4.6 percent which if confirmed would mean it enters parliament for the first time.

Both main blocs have said they’ll refuse to work with the hard right party, paving the way for a possible minority government.

Polling stations closed at 20.00 CET.