|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
7 October 1998 – 11 September 2003
|Preceded by||Lena Hjelm-Wallén|
|Succeeded by||Jan O. Karlsson (acting)|
Ylva Anna Maria Lindh
19 June 1957
|Died||11 September 2003 (aged 46)|
|Cause of death||Murder by stabbing|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Bo Holmberg (married 1991–2003)|
Ylva Anna Maria Lindh (19 June 1957 – 11 September 2003) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician, chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League from 1984 to 1990 and a member of parliament from 1982 to 1985 and 1998 to 2003.
Career[change | change source]
Joining the government as minister of environment in 1994, she was elevated to minister for foreign affairs by prime minister Göran Persson in 1998 and considered his successor as party chairman and prime minister (neither of which posts had ever been held by a woman) before her assassination in September 2003.
Death[change | change source]
Lindh was stabbed in Stockholm on the afternoon of 10 September. She died in a next day at age of 46. Just after 16:00, she was attacked while shopping in the ladies' section of the Nordiska Kompaniet department store in central Stockholm by stabbing her in the chest, abdomen and arms. At the time of the attack, Lindh was not protected by bodyguards from the Swedish Security Service.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Anna Lindh at Wikimedia Commons
- Website of the Anna Lindh Foundation Archived 2014-01-25 at the Wayback Machine