"We're all in shock"


Mourners in front of one of the yes campaign posters of Lindh

Anna Lindh was a role model, a talented campaigner, and, when she was murdered last week, a martyr to the idea that political leaders should not be isolated from the public they serve. As Sweden's Foreign Minister, she was an eloquent proponent of openness and tolerance both within the European Union and on the world stage. She managed to combine a grueling work schedule and a rich family life with her husband and two sons, and her accessibility and rapport with voters made her Sweden's most popular politician, widely tipped as the next Prime Minister.


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