This is thanks to Sweden having a system of proportional representation which gives any party with more than 4% support seats in parliament. This is all the more remarkable considering the party suffers from the same problem as the BNP in not being able to access the mainstream media to communicate its policies to the electorate.
The Sweden Democrats have such extreme policies as:
- Re-introducing life imprisonment for the most severe crimes.
- Re-negotiating the terms of Sweden's EU membership.
- Not joining the euro.
- Stopping mass immigration.
- Paying some immigrants to go back home.
However it's very encouraging news for nationalists. Sweden has been substantially occupied by immigrants, mainly muslims, and they have been suffering for it with soaring crime rates in ethnic areas (no, not Lapland areas!)
Sweden presents itself to the world as Liberal and tolerant. But the truth is they have a nasty, repressive, politically-correct mentality in which criticism of immigration or the behaviour of immigrants is treated as racism and prosecuted as a criminal offence. Successive left-wing "liberal" governments have stifled genuine free speech, but it looks like the ordinary Swede in the street has had enough.
Also, the Liberal Democrats are having their annual conference. But that's not important.