Wednesday July 17, 2024

Adlercreutz elected RKP Chair

Published : 17 Jun 2024, 04:20

  DF Report
The newly elected leaders of RKP. Photo: RKP.

The Suomenruotsalainenkansanpuolue (Swedish People’s Party of Finland-RKP), a component of the right-wing four-party alliance government on Sunday elected former minister Anders Adlercreutz as its Chairperson.

Adlercreutz has been elected the new chairperson of RKP at a party council held in Helsinki beating another aspirant Otto Andersson, chair of the party´s parliamentary group by 183 votes to 84.

He will take over as Minister of Education replacing the outgoing party Chair Anna-Maja Henriksson, who served as the RKP Chief for the last eight years.

The party also elected Ramieza Mahdi, Silja Borgarsdóttir Sandelin and Sandra Bergqvist as Vice-Chairs.

Earlier in February, Henriksson announced that she would not contest for the party leadership.