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This week's episode dissects the results of last weekend’s Swedish General Election and looks ahead to the upcoming parliamentary election in Latvia. In Sweden, Magdalena Andersson has resigned as Prime Minister and it is expected that a new centre-right Government will be forming after their narrow win. What will the eventual government look like, and will the Swedish Democrats be a formal part of it? What went wrong for the Social Democrats? Will Andersson remain as party leader? And where did the surge in Swedish Democrat voters come from?
In Latvia, as voters prepare to elect the 100 members of the new Saeima, Sam and Chern preview the parties competing for the seats and the potential contenders for the new government. Despite hailing from the smallest party in the outgoing Government, will Arthurs Karins continue as Prime Minister after this poll? Why has there been such a high turnover of political parties in recent years? What has been the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on this Baltic State? And why has left-wing politics until recently been limited to Russian minority groups? All these questions, and more, answered in this week's podcast.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ballot-to-talk-about/message