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New ministers announced after financial scandals

Published tisdag 24 oktober 2006 kl 12.31
New Culture Minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth

Sweden’s Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, has presented the country’s new trade and culture ministers, after their predecessors resigned just days into their new posts.

The new culture minister is Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, who replaces Cecilia Stegö Chilò, who left amid a media furore over her admission she had not paid her TV licence for years.

The new trade minister Sten Tolgfors replaces Maria Borelius, who also failed to pay her TV licence, and was accused of tax evasion.

The scandals came only a week after Sweden’s new centre-right government was formed following the defeat of the Social Democrats in September’s elections.

Both the new ministers are members of the Prime Minister’s party, the Conservative Moderates.

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