Assessing Margot Wallström’s legacy as Swedish foreign minister

Margot Wallström announced on September 6 she was stepping down as Sweden’s foreign minister. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)
Margot Wallström spent some five years as Sweden’s foreign minister and launched the world’s first feminist foreign policy before announcing her retirement on September 6.

Radio Sweden examines the impact of her often controversial time as minister and asks what Wallström’s lasting legacy will be.

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David Russell, Radio Sweden

David Russell, Radio Sweden

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