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Exit poll: Left-leaning Swedish opposition wins parliamentary election but without majority

  • The governing alliance party leaders, from left  Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Education Minister, Jan Bjorklund, Enterprise Minister, Annie Loof and Social Affairs Minister, Goran Hagglund hold a last election rally in Stockholm during the Swedish general election Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Jonas Ekstromer)   SWEDEN OUT

    The governing alliance party leaders, from left Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Education Minister, Jan Bjorklund, Enterprise Minister, Annie Loof and Social Affairs Minister, Goran Hagglund hold a last election rally in Stockholm during the Swedish general election Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Jonas Ekstromer) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A man chooses among the ballot papers at a polling station in Goteborg during the Swedish general elections Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse) SWEDEN OUT

    A man chooses among the ballot papers at a polling station in Goteborg during the Swedish general elections Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/Adam Ihse) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Party leader Asa Romson, right, gets her photo taken by a voter while handing out ballots at a polling station in Stockholm during the Swedish general election Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Bertil Ericson)  SWEDEN OUT

    Green Party leader Asa Romson, right, gets her photo taken by a voter while handing out ballots at a polling station in Stockholm during the Swedish general election Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. (AP Photo/TT, Bertil Ericson) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

An exit poll by Swedish public broadcaster SVT shows the left-leaning opposition winning the country's parliamentary election but without an absolute majority.

The SVT poll showed the Social Democratic-led bloc getting 44.8 percent of the votes, compared to 39.7 percent for the center-right alliance that's been in power for the past eight years.

A feminist party could boost the opposition bloc. The poll on Sunday showed it exactly at the 4 percent margin to enter Parliament.