"It's been a tough week. Obviously, you get criticized when you make difficult decisions," Palm tells Swedish Radio News.
On Saturday, Omar Mustafa tendered his resignation from the party leadership, just a week after he had been elected. He was nominated by the Stockholm district.
Palm waited until yesterday to speak openly about why she changed her mind and felt forced to ask him to step down.
"Many of us took part in this process, and I've taken responsiblility both for the nominations we made, but also for the end of the process," she says.
Mustafa was asked to step down from the party board because he "did not distance himself enough", according to Palm, from controversial statements made by speakers invited by the Islamic Association while he led the group.