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Europe’s Populist Wave May Be a Gift to Putin

Magdalena Andersson announced she would step down as Swedish Prime Minister.

Magdalena Andersson announced she would step down as Swedish Prime Minister.

Photographer: Jessica Gow/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s liberal political tradition is catching another populist chill.

The resignation of Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister today paves the way for a government that will include the far right for the first time.