Swedish School Election Shocker: Right-Wing Parties Lead in Youth Vote

Swedish School Election Shocker: Right-Wing Parties Lead in Youth Vote

Mateo Garcia
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School Kids in Sweden Cast Major Vote for the Right Wing Party: Preliminary Swedish School EU-Parliament Election Shows

The preliminary election results for the European Parliament among school students in Sweden for 2024 have been released, showing a significant shift in political preference among the younger generation. This year's school election, known as Skolval, saw a remarkable participation rate, with over 87,000 students casting their votes. This represents more than 55% of the 157,000 eligible student voters from 369 participating schools. This turnout marks a notable increase from previous years, reflecting heightened political engagement among Swedish youth.

The election results reveal that Sverigedemokraterna (SD), a right-wing party, has emerged as the leading choice, securing 24.48% of the votes. Closely following SD is Moderaterna (M), a center-right party, with 23.96% of the votes. Socialdemokraterna (S), a center-left party, garnered 18.47%, while Miljöpartiet (MP), which is center-left to left, received 9.38%. Other parties such as Centerpartiet (C), Kristdemokraterna (KD), and Liberalerna (L) also participated but received smaller percentages of the vote.

Key Takeaways

  1. High Youth Participation: The Skolval 2024 saw over 55% of eligible students participating, a significant increase from previous years.
  2. Shift to the Right: Sverigedemokraterna (SD) led the vote, indicating a rightward shift among Swedish school students.
  3. Moderaterna Close Second: The center-right Moderaterna (M) closely followed SD, showing strong support for center-right policies among the youth.
  4. Social Democrats and Greens: While Socialdemokraterna (S) and Miljöpartiet (MP) received substantial support, they trailed behind the right-wing parties.


The election results reflect a broader trend of political realignment among the younger generation in Sweden. Sverigedemokraterna's (SD) leading position indicates a growing inclination towards nationalism, cultural conservatism, and strict immigration policies among the youth. SD's platform emphasizes law and order and skepticism towards the European Union, promoting national sovereignty.

Moderaterna (M), the second leading party, supports economic liberalism, tax cuts, deregulation, and a pro-EU stance with a focus on internal reforms. Their strong performance suggests that many young voters favor policies that encourage free markets and entrepreneurship.

Socialdemokraterna (S), traditionally one of the major parties in Sweden, promotes social welfare, economic equality, labor rights, and environmental sustainability. Despite their solid support base, their third-place finish indicates a challenge in maintaining their appeal among the younger voters compared to the right-wing and center-right parties.

Miljöpartiet (MP), with a focus on environmental protection, sustainable development, and social justice, managed to secure a notable percentage. However, their left-leaning platform did not resonate as strongly as the right-wing policies of SD and M.

Did You Know?

  • The participation rate in the Skolval 2024 election was the highest in recent years, with 55% of eligible students voting. In 2019, the participation rate was 47%, and in 2014, it was 45.8%.
  • Over 30,000 high school students had the opportunity to vote in this year's election, with an impressive 81% turnout rate among them.
  • Sverigedemokraterna (SD) has been gaining popularity in recent years, reflecting a broader trend of increasing support for right-wing parties across Europe.
  • Skolval is an important educational exercise in Sweden, aimed at fostering political awareness and engagement among young people. It provides students with a practical experience of the democratic process, encouraging them to be informed and active citizens in the future.

The preliminary results of the Skolval 2024 highlight a significant political shift among Swedish youth, with a strong preference for right-wing and center-right parties. This trend underscores the evolving political landscape in Sweden and the importance of understanding the factors driving these changes among the younger generation.

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