The head of Sweden’s main centre-left opposition party, Mona Sahlin, resigned after a historic low election result. This weekend at the Social Democrat congress she was honored for her contributions to the party. The newly elected party leader Håkan Juholt described her with one word: courage. Twelve minutes into the tribute speech Sahlin couldn´t hold back her tears and the farewell became very emotional.

After september’s poor election result, the worst since 1914, the Social Democrats hopes for a fresh new start.

2011-03-26 Social Democrat Congress, Photo: Suvad Mrkonjic / Expressen

The resigned party leader Mona Sahlin couldn´t hide her tears at the Social Democratic congress.

This photo was part of Expressen.se ‘s live coverage of the S-Congress. During the weekend you were able to follow the latest updates via live blogging, live TV and a Shootiltive live photo feed. The live photo feed was updated continuously by five photographers on location: Suvad Mrkonjic, Martina Huber, Cornelia Nordström, Christian Örnberg and Stefan Forsell.