Everyone cheered at the people’s verdict – everyone except Åkesson

Everyone cheered at the peoples verdict – everyone except Akesson

Updated 01.35 | Published 01.34



The winners cheered and danced.

The losers too.

All except SD.

Strange scenes unfolded at the parties’ vigils when SVT’s polling station survey came at 9 p.m.

Party after party cheered the numbers that were presented in the television studio.

When the gunpowder smoke settled, everyone was overjoyed to have passed the four percent barrier, regardless of how many voters they lost.


full screen Jubilation at L. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT / TT Nyhetsbyrån

Almost everyone saw themselves as winners

The only exception was SD, where there was some muttering about the figure, which seemed to give the party its first ever setback.

The polling station survey was confirmed a few, for the parties and mainly the Liberals, dramatic seconds after the promised time at 11 p.m.

Afterwards, everyone wanted to portray themselves as winners, no matter how much they lost.

From top to bottom it looked like this.


full screen The Left Party celebrated. Photo: Mickan Mörk/TT / TT News Agency

“Swept the banana”

square1 The Left Party increases by 4.2 percentage points to 10.9 percent.

– If there had been a parliamentary election, we would have swept the course with the Tidö parties, says top candidate Jonas Sjöstedt to Aftonbladet.

V takes one of the Swedish mandates from KD.

– We are incredibly happy that we are getting another mandate. It’s a left-wing wave and the bourgeois are backing down, says Sjöstedt.

square1 The Green Party increases by 2.3 percentage points to 13.8 percent.

— I hope I get to dance a turn this time, everyone always gets to dance and bathe in fountains. But never me, maybe I can treat myself to a glass of bubbly to celebrate this successful election in any case, Isabella Löwin told Aftonbladet from the euphoric atmosphere at MP’s vigil at Nalen.


full screenHeléne Fritzon at the vigil. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT / TT News Agency

Sung an S song

Already when the polling station survey was presented, people were hugging and shouting. And the atmosphere lasted.

square1 The Social Democrats increase by 1.4 percentage points to 24.9 percent.

The polling station survey showed a slight drop. But to the happiness of all social democrats, the decline was broken into a small lift instead.

People at the vigil danced and sang the song “Sweden needs a social democratic government again”.

Left-wing winds are blowing in Sweden, says party leader Magdalena Andersson.

– For the first time ever, we social democrats are strengthened in an EU parliamentary election, says Andersson.


full screen Celebration with the Moderates. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT / TT News Agency

Wild joy in L

– The Swedish people have done something great. They have chosen unity over division.

square1 The moderates increase by 0.8 percentage points to 17.6 percent.

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson was satisfied and happy at the vigil and tells SVT that he thinks the voters appreciated “the party’s focus on substantive issues”.

– Others have dealt with the political game, a lot of smearing, polarisation, he says.

square1 The Liberals increase by 0.3 percentage points to 4.4 percent.

From concern and possibly slight panic to crazy joy when first the polling station survey and then the actual numbers showed that L will remain in parliament.

Johan Pehrson went on stage to the cheers of the audience.

– We were calculated in our areas and were considered redundant. But they were wrong, again, says Johan Pehrson.


full screen Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT / TT News Agency

Åkesson butter

The party’s top candidate Karin Karlsbro was radiantly happy in interviews after the announcement.

– We are incredibly grateful for all the efforts that have been made and that the voters have given us renewed confidence, she says to SVT Nyheter.

square1 The Sweden Democrats decrease by 2.1 percentage points to 13.2 percent.

The only party where the heels were not on the ceiling.

Top man Charlie Wiemers lay low, Riksdag member David Lång made headlines by singing “ausländer raus” (“foreigners out”) in front of Expressen’s reporter and then quickly leaving the room – and Jimmie Åkesson was generally angry.

– It is the strangest election campaign I have been part of. We have not had to talk about how to improve Europe, but have had to answer completely different questions, he said.


full screenEbba Busch. Photo: Magnus Sandberg

KD: Election win

Åkesson then left the stage and went into a secluded room, without answering the media’s questions.

By midnight, most had left the vigil.

square1 The Christian Democrats decrease by 2.9 percentage points to 5.7 percent.

That KD decreased more than SD was hard to believe when you heard and saw party leaders cheering and partying at the vigil.

Party leader Ebba Busch paid tribute to top candidate Alice Teoderescu Måwe.

– We reap an election win, said party leader Ebba Busch from the stage.


full screen The Center Party’s election vigil. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT / TT News Agency

“We did it”

– It is a statement of strength for Alice Teoderescu Måwe as a top candidate. It is a statement of strength for our movement that in the meeting with the voters we are moving forward. It is also a statement of strength that we are now delivering a stronger election result today compared to the election in 2022 – so one and a half years into government.

square1 The Center Party decreases by 3.5 percentage points to 7.3 percent.

C declined even more than KD – and cheered even louder.

– Never count out the Center Party, party leader Muharrem Demirok said from the stage shortly after the announcement of the setback was presented at 11 p.m.

– Stretch, lift your heads. We did it!

The party now gets to keep its two mandates.

– When the election campaign started, we were calculated. What we show today is that with joint power we make our second best EU election ever. Absolutely incomparable, party leader Muharrem Demirok told TT.


full screen Joy at MP. Photo: Magnus Sandberg