The Sweden Democrats and Jimmie Åkesson

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In 2005, Jimmie Åkesson was a newly elected party leader of a fringe party with neo-Nazi roots. Today, he is the leader of the second largest party in Sweden and has his sights on bringing his party into a governing position in the 2018 election. This article looks at how Jimmie Åkesson’s has gone from local politics his native Sölvesborg to political power in the Riksdag. The article also tracks the background of the Sweden Democrats.

Length: 5 pages

Date of publication: June 2017