Mehrnoosh "Nooshi" Dadgostar (born 20 June 1985) is a Swedish politician, a member of the Riksdag since 2014, deputy chair of the Left Party from 2018 to 2020, and the chair since 2020.[1][2]

Nooshi Dadgostar
Leader of the Left Party
Assumed office
31 October 2020
Preceded byJonas Sjöstedt
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
30 September 2014
ConstituencyStockholm County
Personal details
Mehrnoosh Dadgostar

(1985-06-20) 20 June 1985 (age 38)
Ängelholm, Sweden
Political partyLeft Party
EducationStockholm University (did not finish)

Career edit

2020–present: Left Party leadership edit

On 3 February 2020, Dadgostar announced that she would be running for leader of her party following the resignation of Jonas Sjöstedt.[3] In late September 2020, Dadgostar was officially nominated as the party's new leader,[4] and on 31 October she was elected leader of the Left Party.[1]

In mid-June 2021, she threatened to seek a vote of no-confidence in Stefan Löfven's premiership after the government announced its intention to relax rent control laws in Sweden.[5] On 15 June, she issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the government to either withdraw its plans or have the Left Party withdrawing from the governing coalition.[6] Dadgostar followed through by pulling the Left Party out from their passive support, resulting in a chamber vote where the Riksdag voted Löfven out of power.[7]

Personal life edit

Her parents moved to Sweden as refugees from Iran to escape persecution in the early 1980s. She grew up in Gothenburg.[8] She enrolled at Stockholm University, studying law, but did not complete a degree.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Schau, Oscar (31 October 2020). "Nooshi Dadgostar ny partiledare för Vänsterpartiet" [Nooshi Dadgostar new leader of the Left Party] (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  2. ^ Fixsen, Rachel. "Swedish politicians call for cross-party pensions to be scrapped". IPE. Archived from the original on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ Horvatovic, Iva (3 February 2020). "Dadgostar vill leda Vänsterpartiet" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 4 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ Dadgostar officially nominated to lead Left Party Sveriges Radio Retrieved 11 October 2020
  5. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Prime Minister to face no confidence vote over clash on rental reforms - Radio Sweden". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Nooshi Dadgostars (V) ultimatum till Löfven: 48 timmar på sig att svara". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Löfven föll". Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  8. ^ Ekström, Anna (3 February 2020). "Dadgostar vill ta över efter Sjöstedt". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Nooshi Dadgostar (V): Jag växte upp i ett hem helt utan pengar". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 18 June 2021.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Left Party