Both on parental leave: Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson, Photo: Erik Mårtensson/Scanpix

Both Green leaders on parental leave

Unlike other Swedish political parties, the Greens have two leaders (or spokespersons, as they call them). But, right now, both are on parental leave.

The party says that co-spokesperson Åsa Romson has just given birth, and will be on parental leave for the next six months. Her counterpart Gustav Fridolin is already on leave.

The Greens say the party chair and three MPs will share the leadership duties through Christmas.

New Swedish parents get 18 months of paid parental leave, which they can divide up between themselves.

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