Ankarberg withdraws from race for Christian Democrat top spot

Acko Ankarberg, the party secretary for the Christian Democrats, has pulled out of the race for the party leadership leaving just three candidates to fill Göran Hägglund's spot.

Ankarberg told news agency TT that she did not believe she had the support to win the candidacy after the first round of nominations. Ankarberg will not either seek a spot in the party leadership.

There are currently three candidates for the top spot of the Christian Democrats: Ebba Busch Thor, Jakob Forssmed, and Pernilla Gunther. The new party leader will formally be elected on April 25.