Shortly before Sweden’s parliamentary elections on Sunday, the parties of the conservative governing coalition, which long trailed behind in the polls, have come within five percentage points of the left-wing opposition

The liberal daily Göteborgs-Posten is not surprised:

It seems voters are increasingly remembering all the government has achieved in its eight years in office. … Despite two international crises, Sweden’s economy is today among the strongest in the EU.

… The buying power of private households has risen, which has been an important factor in stimulating the economy. Tax reductions have benefited above all low and middle earners; nurses, for example, receive higher net pay as a result of the tax cuts.

… The right to a free choice of care homes for the elderly and other services has been vastly extended under the coalition. Don’t we want to retain this right to self-determination?