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Reinfeldt announces two new ministers

Published: 24 Oct 2006 11:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 24 Oct 2006 11:32 GMT+02:00

Two Moderates, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth and Sten Tolgfors were today announced by Fredrik Reinfeldt as the new ministers for culture and trade. The new government is now complete again after the early resignations of Cecilia Stegö Chilò and Maria Borelius, who previously filled the posts.

Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth has been a member of parliament for the Moderates since 2002. She is a qualified journalist, sits on the parliamentary cultural committee, and is married to the former leader of the Moderate Party, Ulf Adelsohn.

She had been widely tipped to take over the job of culture minister after Stegö Chilò's resignation.

Sten Tolgfors first became a member of parliament in 1994.

When the Moderates were last in government, from 1994-1998, Tolgfors worked for the industry and employment minister Per Westerberg. He has previously worked with the Red Cross and has been the Moderates’ spokesman on schools since 2003.

Much of his work has focused on tackling bullying and ensuring that schools provide satisfactory facilities for young people with physical disabilities.

Borelius and Stegö Chilò left the new government after revelations about their non-payment of taxes for domestic services and, in Stegö Chilò's case, a failure to pay her television licence over a sixteen year period.

TT/Paul O'Mahony (news@thelocal.se)

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