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Bildt was born in Halmstad, Hallandia. He was elected leader of the Moderate Party in 1986, succeeding Ulf Adelsohn to the post. In 1991 the Social Democrats lost the election and a right-wing coalition government led by Carl Bildt came to power. Bildt was Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994, coincidentally an office that had been held by his great-great-grandfather Gillis Bildt , a century earlier. After the term in government, he was active as mediator in the Balkans conflict and from 1999 to 2001 he served as the as the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Balkans. In 1999 he was also succeeded as party leader by Bo Lundgren.
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