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Sweden’s parliamentary elections

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This week you’ll hear the answer to the question about Sweden’s parliamentary elections. There’s listener news and music by request – and even a a trip to the little-known pyramids in Sudan. All that, and the quiz, too! Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!


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This week’s quiz: On 15 September, I asked you a political question about Sweden, where parliamentary elections were held on 9 September. You were to send me the results of that election, specifically: what percentage of the votes the center-left alliance, led by the Social Democrats won; what percentage of the votes the center-right alliance, led by the Moderates won, and what percentage of the votes the far-right party, the Sweden Democrats won.

The answer is: The red-green bloc of center-left, leftist and environmental parties, led by the Social Democrats, had 40.6 percent of the vote. The center-right alliance, led by the Moderates, was just behind with 40.3 percent. The far-right Sweden Democrats were third, with 17.6 percent.

The winners are: Kilpatrick Frederick Kabwita from Lusaka, Zambia; Fidelis Narika from Buea, Cameroon; RFI Listeners Club member Samir Mukhopadhyay from Kolkat, India; Muhammad Shamim – the president of the RFI Golden Eagles Club in Keralam State, India and Ferhat Bezazel, the president of the RFI Ain Kechera Butterflies Club in West Skikda, Algeria.

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “Sina Makosa” written and performed by Les Wanyiuka; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee” and “Where do you go to my lovely?” written and sung by Peter Sarstedt.

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