Foreign Policy has a great take on Sweden's ungovernable situation. Regardless of what the pollsters published, the rise of the Sweden Democrats was swift and its effect on the political reality of the country tremendous. The concern now is the party will continue to rise in popularity.
I have also seen zero sources behind your claim that they did so well that they didn't have enough member to fill their seats...do you have a source for that statement? There was no doubt a significant rise from the right, but I'm not sure you have all the facts straight here.
If you can't view the English version, have your browser translate it for you: https://www.svt.se/n...runtom-i-landet
Dodgy translation but here you go:
This term of office seems to be a series of empty chairs right from the start. At least 22 chairs will be left empty in 17 municipalities, showing SVT's review of the election results. In all cases, it is the Swedish Democrats who have empty chairs from the start, thus not being able to use the mandate given by the voters.
"Yes, it's because you have more mandate than you have candidates," says Hans-Ivar Swärd, electoral prosecutor at the Valuation on the situation.