Pär Nuder
Social Democrats

Prominent Social Democrat To Leave Parliament

One of the most well known figures in Social Democrat politics, Pär Nuder, has announced that he won’t be seeking re-election to parliament in 2010.

Nuder, a central figure in Social Democratic politics for many years, was finance minister under Göran Persson’s government which was voted from power at the parliamentary elections in 2006.

Nuder, who had been tipped to succeed his close associate as leader of the Social Democrats in opposition, lost out to Mona Sahlin, who subsequently removed Nuder from his position as the party’s economic spokesperson.

According to Swedish Radio’s Ekot , Nuder will follow his interest in foreign politics, working with international questions and in cooperation with government’s in europe, although there were no specifics.

Nuder, who last autumn published his memoirs of his time in office, plans to stay in politics at present as member of the Social Democrats steering committee.

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