Laila Freivalds and Prime Minister Göran Persson Tuesday

Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds Resigns

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds resigned Tuesday after accusations that she acted unconstitutionally, and lied about knowing one of her aides was involved in shutting down a controversial far right website that posted cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed.

Dave Russell talked to Thomas Ramberg, political reporter for Swedish Radio News, about reactions and repercussions:

This is not the first time Laila Freivalds has come under fire, as Judi Milar tells us:

The resignation comes with less than six months to the next general elections, with the ruling Social Democrats trailing in the polls.

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