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Sweden's Supreme Court gets first female chair

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10:52 CET+01:00
For the first time ever, Sweden has named a woman to be the top judge of the country's highest court.

Marianne Lundius has been a judge on Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstol) since 1998 after a twenty-year career as an attorney with the Lagerlöf & Leman Advokatbyrå law firm.

On Thursday, the government appointed her to serve as the Supreme Court's president and administrative head.

The 49-year-old justice is also involved in several other public roles, serving as the vice chair of the Fideikommissnämnden (Entailed Estates Council), as well as substitute chairs of both the Oljekrisnämnden (Oil Crisis Council) and the Prövningsnämnden för stöd till kreditinstitut (Credit Institutions Support Approval Commission).

Lundius is also vice chair of the disciplinary committee of the Stockholm stock exchange and vice chair of the Swedish Securities Council (Aktiemarknadsnämnden).

The appointment makes Lundius the first woman to lead Sweden's Supreme Court.

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