Björklund
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Björklund re-relected Liberal leader

Jan Björklund was re-relected as leader of the Liberal Party as the party's annual conference kicked-off in Västerås.

Björklund faced little opposition to the two-year extension of his leadership after Sweden's former EU minister Birgitta Ohlsson withdrew her candidacy, news agency TT reports. 

Björklund retains his position despite poor opinion poll numbers that put support for the party at around five per cent.

The conference will discuss party policy ahead of next year's general election, with potential sticking points being education, immigration, and integration.

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