Margot Wallstrom, Swedish FM embroiled in housing scandal

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, pictured on January 23, 2015, has courted controversy since taking office in October 2014, launching what she termed a "feminist foreign policy"Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, a rising star of the left-wing who's made a name as an uncompromising women's and human rights defender, could see her lustre fade after becoming embroiled in a housing scandal. At 61, the frank-talking Social Democrat has courted controversy since taking office in October 2014, launching what she termed a "feminist foreign policy" and subsequently ruffling feathers in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Israel in less than a year. Wallstrom has "a rare ability to stir things up," opposition leader Anna Kinberg Batra of the Conservatives said recently.


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