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Sweden. Some 54,000 foreigners applied for asylum in 2013, and 80,000 are expected to apply in 2014. Two-thirds of Swedes say they support the government's migration policies, but half want to see the number of refugees reduced.
Swedes on September 14, 2014 replaced the right-leaning coalition government of PM Fredrik Reinfeldt, who asked Swedes to "open their hearts" to the asylum seekers entering the country, and gave the left-leaning Social Democrats a plurality with 31 percent of the vote. Reinfeldt, who said that the cost of welcoming refugees prevented increases in government spending in other areas, resigned as leader of the Moderate Party after receiving only 23 percent of the vote.