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Olof Palme
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Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
14 October 1969 – 8 October 1976
8 October 1982 – 28 February 1986
Deputy Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Tage Erlander
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Succeeded by Thorbjörn Fälldin
Ingvar Carlsson
Personal details
Born 30 January 1927
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 28 February 1986
Stockholm, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisbet Palme (née Beck-Friis)

Olof Palme (30 January 1927 – 28 February 1986) was a Swedish politician. He was the leader of the Social Democratic Party from 1969-1986 until his death and Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969-1976 and 1982-1986.

He was killed in Stockholm after going to the cinema on 28 February 1986. The killer has never been identified, and the gun has never been found. His murder is still a mystery for Swedish police, even though people have been arrested in connection with it.

He was pacifist against apartheid, Vietnam War, and nuclear weapon and made effort to improve welfare and economic, social and cultural rights for workers.

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