In an article YLE’s Scandinavian correspondent took a position on the Swedish parties in Sunday’s elections. YLE News correspondent Tom Kankkonen’s Näkökulma column “Conservatives and opponents of immigration to win in Sweden”, was published on YLE’s website at 11.19 (18.09.2010).
Yleisradio at the time stated in the following text:
First of all, the parliament is getting a party that’s positioned negatively towards immigration, the Swedish Democrats. Secondly, and perhaps in spite of everything else, the more important news is that one legislature which is dominated by a conservative coalition is firmly attached to the Government for a second term.
Opinion polls coming in from every which direction give an indication of the fact that the People’s Party, Christian Democrats, the Center and moderate right-wing Coalition Party made up of the government coalition is gaining more votes than the red-green blocks.
In addition, the strong restriction on immigration demanding Sweden Democrats are getting close to the Riksdag. The polls are indicating this, but fortunately, the elections decide the outcome.
Yle updated text for the first time about half an hour after the announcement. At that time, the word “fortunately” was removed from the last sentence.
In the Näkökulma story, hecklers of the Swedish Democrats’ election events, were described as “anti-racist and anti-Fascist activists.“