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Sweden: Minister quits over drink driving

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By Euronews
Sweden: Minister quits over drink driving

<p>Sweden’s youngest-ever cabinet minister, Aida Hadzialic, has resigned after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol. </p> <p>The minister for higher education, 29, was just over Sweden’s alcohol limit, which is low compared to many other countries.</p> <p>Hadzialic told a news conference that she was stopped by police on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden with 0.2 per mille alcohol in her blood after a dinner in Copenhagen.</p> <p>“I choose to do this because I believe what I have done is that serious,” the Social Democrat politician said as she announced her resignation.</p> <p>Hadzialic was appointed to the centre coalition government in 2014. </p> <p>She came as a refugee to Sweden from Bosnia at five years of age with her family.</p>