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Politician leaves Sweden Democrats after referencing Olof Palme murder in social media post

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Published: 20.Jan.2019 15:51 hrs

A local politician with Sweden’s far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) has left the party after making a social media post that referred to the assassination of former prime minister Olof Palme.

The politician, who is from a municipality in Värmland, was relieved of his political duties after posting on Facebook a picture with the accompanying text “Christer Pettersson, where are you when Sweden needs you?”

Christer Pettersson was in 1988 convicted for the murder of Palme, but was acquitted on appeal the following year.

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