Veronica Palm, who was widely criticised for her role in the Omar Mustafa affair, was re-elected by the Social Democrats in Stockholm after an at times fractious annual general meeting on Saturday.
Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reindfeldt called on society to take a stand against the hooligans ruining Swedish football following the resignation of the coach of Stockholm club Djurgården citing fan threats.
A drunk man was shot in the foot by police in Umeå in northern Sweden on Friday night after he pointed a pistol at them in an attempt to evade arrest.
Former justice minister Thomas Bodström has roundly criticised his party the Social Democrats, arguing that the Omar Mustafa affair was handled poorly and that the party is outdated and undemocratic.
The US Justice Department said on Thursday a former State Department employee now living in Sweden had been indicted with conspiracy to commit espionage for Cuba.