Anna Lindh

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Anna Lindh
Anna Lindh in October 2002
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
7 October 1998 – 11 September 2003
Preceded byLena Hjelm-Wallén
Succeeded byJan O. Karlsson (acting)
ConstituencySödermanland county
Personal details
Ylva Anna Maria Lindh

(1957-06-19)19 June 1957
Enskede-Årsta, Sweden
Died11 September 2003(2003-09-11) (aged 46)
Stockholm, Sweden
Cause of deathMurder by stabbing
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Bo Holmberg (married 1991–2003)
Children2 sons

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.

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