Sweden's right-wing to win majority of parliamentary seats -preliminary election result

Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson arrives at a polling station in Strangnas, Sweden, September 11, 2022. Jonas Ekstromer /TT News Agency/via REUTERS

STOCKHOLM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Sweden's right-wing opposition parties were on track to win a narrow majority of 175 seats in the 349-seat parliament on Sunday, beating the ruling centre-left, the country's election authority said as 78% of districts had reported results.

If confirmed, Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson is expected to become prime minister while the anti-immigration, far-right Sweden Democrats would be the biggest right-wing group and gain direct influence on policy for the first time.

The race remained tight, with a significant number of votes still to be counted.

The right-wing bloc consists of the Moderates, the Liberals, the Christian Democrats and the Sweden Democrats.

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Reporting by Anna Ringstrom, editing by Terje Solsvik

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