Commenting on the Swedish election results in Politico:
“No decent person would vote for such a movement,” is how Carl Bildt, Sweden’s former Moderate prime minister, put it in an op-ed ahead of Sweden’s previous election, four years ago.
Today, almost one-fifth of the Swedish electorate would qualify as “not decent” according not only to Bildt, but also large parts of the political and media establishment.
Politically, Sweden will manage. Socially, however, the country is going through a tectonic shift, with deep-running divisions, tensions and resentment that will leave their mark.