Kinberg Batra nominated as Reinfeldt's successor
The Moderate Party's nomination committee today nominated Anna Kinberg Batra as new leader of the party after Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Anna Kinberg Batra is now the centre-right Moderates' group leader in Parliament and has received by far the most nominations from the local party associations around the country.
At a press Conference Tuesday lunchtime, Lars-Ingvar Ljungman, chair of the party's nomination committee, said "We have a candidate who has very, very strong support."
The choice of party leader, which is all but a formality, takes place on 10 January at an extraordinary party Conference. The date was brought forward following Prime Minister Stefan Löfven's announcement of a snap extra election in March.
On her nomination, Anna Kinberg Batra said that she would continue the 10 years of cooperation with her fellow Alliance parties.
"We have cooperated for ten years now and I want to continue with that."
She said that she wants to prioritise improving school results, jobs, integration and gender equality. She also announced that she will be leaving her post as her party's economic spokesperson.
Anna Kinberg Batra was born in 1970 in the Stockholm suburb of Skärholmen. She grew up in the Netherlands and Djursholm and now lives in Nacka. She is married to comedian David Batra and has a daughter.
Kinberg Batra has been a member of parliament since 2006 when the centre-right Alliance came to Power.