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Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds Resigns

Published tisdag 21 mars 2006 kl 13.34
Laila Freivalds and Prime Minister Göran Persson Tuesday

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds resigned Tuesday after accusations that she acted unconstitutionally, and lied about knowing one of her aides was involved in shutting down a controversial far right website that posted cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

Dave Russell talked to Thomas Ramberg, political reporter for Swedish Radio News, about his reaction and the repercussions:

This is not the first time Laila Freivalds has come under fire, as Judi Milar tells us:

The resignation comes with less than six months to the next general elections, with the ruling Social Democrats trailing in the polls.

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