Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson new LO President

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On Saturday a unanimous Congress elected Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson as new President of LO Sweden.

Mr Thorwaldsson was originally a metalworker from Växjö and is now a trade union official at IF Metall and President of the Swedish Workers’ Educational Association (ABF). During the period 1990 – 1995 he also chaired the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (SSU).