Some of the top ten: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven, PM Reinfeldt with Finance Minister Anders Borg and Leif Johansson, chair of AstraZeneca and Ericsson. Photo: Scanpix, montage by Swedish Radio
PM Fredrik Reinfeldt still top dog, according to Fokus magazine

Löfven climbs to third on list of Sweden's most powerful

Eight opposition Social Democrats have made it onto the list of Sweden's 100 most influential people for the first time, but Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt still tops the chart. Only one woman, Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, made it into the top ten.

Among the newcomers on the list, published Friday by Fokus magazine, is union head Karl-Petter Thorvaldsson, chair of the LO blue-collar union confederation.

Stefan Löfven jumps from 20th place to third after leaving his post as chair of the metal workers' union If Metall to become party leader of the Social Democrats. Finance Minister Anders Borg remains in third place.

Peter Wolodarski, leader writer at newspaper Dagens Nyheter, advanced 62 places after his turnaround to endorse more spending by the EU to stave off the debt crisis changed the debate in Sweden, according to the magazine.

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