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Anna Lindh

Anna Lindh
Personal data
Date of birth19 June 1957
Place of birthEnskede, Sweden
Date of death11 September 2003(age 46)
Place of deathStockholm, Sweden
Political partySocial Democratic Party
SpouseBo Holmberg (married 1991-2003)
ChildrenFilip, David
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office7 October 1998 - 11 September 2003
ConstituencySödermanland county
Succeeded byLaila Freivalds
Preceded byLena Hjelm-Wallén

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Ylva Anna Maria Lindh (19 June 1957 11 September 2003) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician, Chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League 1984-1990, Member of Parliament 1982-1985 and 1998-2003. Ascending to the government as Minister of Environment in 1994, she was elevated to Minister for Foreign Affairs by Prime Minister Göran Persson in 1998 and was widely considered his designated successor as Party Chairman and Prime Minister (none of which had been occupied by a woman), speculations that came to a brutal end upon her assassination on 11 September 2003. Anna Lindh was married to Bo Holmberg, the Governor of Södermanland, her home constituency for over twenty years, with whom she had two sons.

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