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Sweden's prime minister files for divorce

Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has filed for divorce after having separated from his wife earlier this year after two decades of marriage.

A brief statement sent from Reinfeldt's office, including a copy of the divorce documents, said the prime minister had handed in the paperwork at the Stockholm District Court on Wednesday. It added that no further comment would be issued on the matter.

Reinfeldt, 46, and his 45-year old wife, local Stockholm politician Filippa, separated in March this year, but the reason for the split has not been made public. The couple married in 1992 and has three children.

Former Prime Minister Goran Persson also divorced while in office. Reinfeldt's center-right coalition ousted Persson's social democratic government in the 2006 elections.

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