Karin Söder, Swedish politician, Died at 87

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Karin Ann-Marie Söder was born on November 30, 1928, in Frykerud, Värmland, and died on December 19, 2015, in Täby.

She was a Swedish Centre politician.

‘Bergenfur’ was her birth surname.

Marie attended secondary school in Gothenburg.

She then received more education in Falun.

She has worked as a teacher in Värmland and Täby, north of Stockholm.

During this time from 1963 to 1971, she was a member of the local council.

The minister also served on the Stockholm County Council from 1969 to 1973.

Karin Ann-Marie, the first woman in Sweden to be elected as a the leader of a major political party.

Karin was the head of the Swedish Centre Party from the year 1985 to 1987.

Ann-Marie, noted as one of the first female foreign ministers in the world.

Her government left in 1978, due to a conflict over nuclear power, after which she was succeeded by liberal Hans Blix.

Her party rejoined the coalition in 1979′.

At that point she returned to the Cabinet as the Minister of Health and Social Affairs (1979).

After which she was elected party’s first vice leader.

Soder remained Vice leader, until the centre-right coalition lost the 1982 elections to the Social Democrats.

Soder was also chairperson of Save the Children Sweden and the President of the Nordic Council in 1990.

Karin Ann-Marie Söder passed away at 87 yrs old.

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