An exit poll by Swedish public broadcaster SVT shows Sweden's center-right government winning 49.1 percent of the vote of the parliamentary vote, compared to 45.1 percent for the left-wing opposition.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the center-right government would retain its majority in parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats got 4.6 percent according to the exit poll and could hold the balance of power in Sunday's elections.
The exit poll was based on more than 12,000 voter interviews and has an error margin of 2 percentage points.
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedes voted for a new parliament on Sunday, with the center-right government seeking a historic second term and an Islam-bashing far-right group trying to thwart it.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's ruling coalition, led by his Alliance for Sweden party, has been boosted by popular tax cuts and healthy public finances that stand out in debt-ridden Europe, and polls suggest a clear victory over the Social Democrat-led opposition in the 349-seat legislature.