Karin Wanngård

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Karin Wanngård
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20th Mayor of Stockholm
In office
20 October 2014 – 15 October 2018
Preceded bySten Nordin
Succeeded byAnna König Jerlmyr
Personal details
Born (1975-06-29) 29 June 1975 (age 44)
Ekerö, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)K-G Westlund
Children2
OccupationPolitician

Karin Björnsdotter Wanngård (born 29 June 1975), is a Swedish politician who was Mayor of Stockholm from 2014 to 2018. She is a member of the Social Democrats, and has been city councillor of Stockholm Municipality since 1994.

Wanngård was appointed leader of the Social Democrats in Stockholm Municipality in 2011, and served as the city's leader of the opposition until 2014. Following the 2014 municipal election, Wanngård formed a coalition consisting of her own Social Democrats, the Green Party, the Left Party, and the Feminist Initiative, which together holds a majority in the city council.

In early 2017, Wanngård announced her coal usage elimination goal for Stockholm to be complete by 2022. She became one of sixteen women who lead large cities that address climate change.[1]

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  1. ^ "From recycling royalty to smart buildings, Stockholm mayor takes on climate change". Reuters. 2017-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-17.

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