Liberal conference

Björklund, Malmström Re-elected

Jan Björklund has been re-elected as leader of the Swedish Liberal Party at the party’s bi-annual conference. Björklund, who is also Minister for Education in the four party center-right coalition, was returned unanimously.

The conference also changed its rules so that Cecilia Malmström could remain the party’s first deputy leader, despite her leaving national politics to become Sweden’s EU commissioner at the beginning of February next year.