Maria Leissner

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Maria Leissner at the United Nations Community of Democracies press briefing in 2012.

Maria Leissner (born 21 January 1956, Gothenburg) is a Swedish politician and former party leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party (1995–97).[1] Between 2000-2004 she was Sweden's ambassador to Guatemala.[1] In January 2007 she was appointed Ambassador-at-Large for Democracy. In April 2012 she was appointed Secretary-General of Community of Democracies.


  • En generösare invandrar- och flyktingpolitik (1988)
  • Democracy promotion in a transatlantic perspective (2009)


  1. ^ a b "Maria Leissner". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Bengt Westerberg
Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party
Succeeded by
Lars Leijonborg
Preceded by
Peter Örn
Chairperson of the Liberal Youth of Sweden
Succeeded by
Thorbjörn Pettersson
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Staffan Wrigstad
Ambassador of Sweden to Guatemala
Succeeded by
Eivor Halkjaer