Test your political knowledge: what first took place in the 1956 Swedish election?

Simple question, simple answer. But do you know it?

The Swedish election of 1956 saw a political first. What was it?





UPDATE: The answer? This was the first election to feature a televised debate. Forget Kennedy, Nixon and 1960: it was the Swedes in 1956 who led the way.

Congratulations to Bernard Salmon for being first with the answer.

(By the way, the 1948 US Presidential election had a set of pre and post surveys to gauge why people voted the way they did, which is why Oranjepan’s and Toby were both wrong with their guesses.)

I’ll search further in the recesses of history next time to try to fox you all…


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