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The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders
The outgoing leader of Sweden's Christian Democrats, Göran Hägglund, with the new leader, Ebba Busch Thor. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

The ultimate guide to Sweden's party leaders

Two are pregnant, four are under 40 and nearly half are women. As the Christian Democrats elected their first female party head on Saturday, The Local's beginners' guide to Swedish political leaders reveals who has clung on to power and whose heads have rolled in the months since Sweden's general election in September 2014. READ  

Christian Democrats elect first female leader
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Christian Democrats elect first female leader

Sweden’s Christian Democrats on Saturday unanimously elected Ebba Busch Thor as the party’s leader, replacing Göran Hägglund. At 28, she’s the youngest person to ever lead a Swedish party in parliament. READ  

Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up
Chairwoman Chatrine Pålsson Ahlgren with Jakob Forssmed, left, and Ebba Busch Thor, right, at a press conference. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Christian Democrat party leadership race heats up

The leadership battle in Sweden’s right-wing Christian Democrat Party is heating up. On Monday the contest was narrowed down to two candidates, Ebba Busch Thor and Jakob Forssmed. READ  

'Nobel prize leaks could be given the boot'

Leaking names of writers shortlisted for Sweden's Nobel literature prize may disqualify them from the prestigious award, the head of the jury has warned. READ  

One dead as piping hot water floods Lund

One man has died in a bus accident after a burst heating pipe caused near boiling water to flood streets in Lund in southern Sweden on Friday evening. READ  

Scandinavian couple pick up Sundance gong

It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US. READ  

Swedish firm to look for fresh oil in the Arctic

A Swedish oil and gas firm is hoping to strike black gold in the Arctic, as the industry battles dwindling revenues. READ  

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Swedish researchers may have found a solution to the growing resistance to antibiotics in the most unlikely of places — breastmilk. READ  

Sweden's hit Turist movie shunned at Oscars

Swedish hit film Turist, known as Force Majeure abroad, was widely tipped to make the Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language film, but did not feature in the nominations. READ  

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