Moderates' Kent Persson to step down in January
Moderate Party chairman Kent Persson is to leave his post at the upcoming extra party conference, newspaper Aftonbladet reports.
"It is only reasonable for me to leave and let the new party leadership form its new team", he says.
Persson has held the post since 2012, then replacing Sofia Arkelsten in the role. The party chair is in charge of the party administration.
He is the next in a series of Moderate politicians who have decided to leave politics following September's general election defeat. They include former party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt and former finance minister Anders Borg.