Wanja Lundby-Wedin says farewell, Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix
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New leader for Sweden's largest labor movement

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) begins its conference Friday to choose a new leader. Wanja Lundby Wedin is stepping down after 12 years as president of Sweden’s largest labor organization.

The selection committee has picked 47-year-old Karl-Petter Thorwalsson to take over. He’s been active in the Swedish Metal Workers Union IF Metall after a background in the Social Democrat party’s youth movement.

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