Laila Freivalds
Name: Laila Freivalds
Occupation: Politician
Gender: Female
Birth Day: June 22, 1942
Age: 78
Birth Place: Riga, Latvia
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Laila Freivalds

Laila Freivalds was born on June 22, 1942 in Riga, Latvia (78 years old). Laila Freivalds is a Politician, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: Latvia. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Trivia

She was asked to succeed Anna Lindh as Minister for Foreign Affairs when she was assassinated, an office she served from 2003 to 2006.

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Before Fame

She was born in Latvia and escaped during World War II with her family.

Biography

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1970

Freivalds was born in Riga, Latvia, during World War II, and escaped to Sweden with her family. She graduated with a Candidate of Law (juris kandidat) from Uppsala University in 1970, after which she served in the Swedish Court System until 1976. From 1976 onwards she held senior posts at the Swedish Consumer Agency, before being appointed Minister for Justice in 1988. With the exception of the years 1991–1994, when her party was in opposition, she continued to hold that office until she resigned in 2000 over a controversy in which she was criticised, as a private individual, for trying to convert her tenancy into a condominium, circumventing a controversial housing tenure law that she was responsible for introducing and advocating in her public role as Minister of Justice. Since this scandal, her relations with the press have been strained.

2003

Following the assassination of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh on 11 September 2003, Freivalds was asked to succeed her as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

2004

Laila Ligita Freivalds (born 22 June 1942) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician who served as Minister for Justice from 1988 to 1991 and again from 1994 to 2000, as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2006 and as Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden briefly in 2004.

Laila Freivalds was severely criticised in the Swedish press for the way the Swedish Government handled the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Asia, and has admitted that her ministry "Ought to have reacted much more strongly as early as Boxing Day instead of waiting for more information." In addition, she was heavily criticised for going to the theatre on 26 December 2004, the day of the tsunami disaster, and for stating that she does not listen to the news when she is not working.

2006

On 21 March 2006, she resigned from her office as minister of foreign affairs, after it was confirmed that she lied to media about her involvement in the closing of a website belonging to the Sweden Democrats, in the wake of the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. During the controversy the Sweden Democrats published a similar cartoon on their web pages, only to be shut down shortly after by their internet service provider. It was initially discovered that the government had been in contact with the provider and suggested to them the closure, but Freivalds maintained to the media that a subordinate had done so without her knowledge.

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Currently, Laila Freivalds is 79 years, 5 months and 6 days old. Laila Freivalds will celebrate 80th birthday on a Wednesday 22nd of June 2022.

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