Centerpartiet, one of ALDE Party’s member parties in Sweden, held an extraordinary party meeting on 2 February to confirm the selection of the party’s new leader.
During the meeting, delegates made their choice, appointing Muharrem Demirok as Annie Lööf’s successor. Since the 2022 general election, Demirok has served as Member of Parliament for Östergötland County and previously held office as municipal councillor in the city of Linköping for 13 years, where he currently resides.
In his acceptance speech, he presented four priorities for the party: taking a clear stand for the good of the entire country, both cities and rural areas, as well as security, climate change and Swedish schools.
“Centerpartiet policies are needed in our municipalities, our regions and nationally. We know that Sweden's future will be brighter through green and liberal policies, there is no doubt about that. Together we will now ensure that Centerpartiet achieves new successes,” concluded Demirok.
During the Meeting, Daniel Bäckström was elected First Deputy Leader and Ulrika Liljjeberg as Second Deputy Leader. In addition, two members were elected to the Executive Committee: Martin Ådahl and Madelaine Jakobsson.
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