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Kingdom of Sweden/Konungariket Sverige (Restricted local suffrage for women 1862 and 1907-09 women with the right to vote also got the right to be elected. Universal suffrage was introduced in 1919)

The Prime Minister is known as Statsminister and his/her deputy as Vicestatsminister. The Ministers are officially named Statsråd (Councillor of State) and Chief of Department N.N. or Statsråd in the Ministry of N.N., but they are normally referred to as Minister of N.N.  The State Secretaries are politically appointed assistants to the Ministers, but does not act on their own hand.  

Also see Sweden Parliament and Sweden Heads

1947-48 Minister without Portfolio for Household Economy Prof. Karin Kock Lindberg
1948-49 Minister of Household Economy
She lived (1891-1976)

1951 Minister of Ecclesiastic Affairs Hildur Nygren
Social Democrat MP 1941-52. Her department covered
Education, Church and Culture. She lived (1896-1962).

1954-66 Minister without Portfolio of Family- and Consumer Affairs, Development Aid and Refugees Ulla Lindström
1958 Acting Prime Minister
Premier Minister Tage Erlander (1946-69) had wanted to appoint her as Foreign Minister in 1950, but the majority of the Socialdemocrats was against it. In 1958 she was the first woman to be acting Prime Minister. She was daughter of Nils Wohlin, Minister of Trade in the 1920s and 1928-29 for two right-wing parties. She lived (1910-99).

1967-73 Minister without Portfolio for Disarmament in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alva Myrdal
1968-72 Minister of Church Affairs in the Ministry of Education and Culture
Worked at the Un before she became Ambassador to India, Burma, Sri-Lanka and Nepal 1951-66, from 1961 in Foreign Ministry), 1961-66 Leader of Delegations to The United Nations and Chief Negotiator by the Disarmament Negotiations in Génève. In 1982 she received the Nobel Peace Prize. She lived (1902-86)

1967-73 Minister without Portfolio of Family Affairs, Youth and Immigration Camilla Odhnoff
Governor of Blekinge 1974-92. She lived (1928-2013)

1967-73 State Secretary of Family Affairs Anita Gradin
1982-86 Minister of Immigration and Equality in the Ministry of Labour
1986-91 Minister of External Trade and European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995-99 European Union-Commissioner of Immigration, Interior and Juridical Affairs, Relations with the ombudsmand, Financial Control and Anti-fraud Measures
Ambassador to Austria, Slovenia, The International Atomic Agency and the United Nations body for Industrial Development 1992-94. In 1994 she turned down the post of Foreign Minister. (b. 1933-)

1973-76 Minister without Portfolio of International Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gertrud Sigurdsen
1982-87 Minister of Medical Services in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
1985-89 Minister of Social Affairs and Health (Third in cabinet)
Deputy Group Leader of The Social Democrats 1971-73, Deputy Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs’ Committee of Riksdagen, the National Assembly 1979-92. (b. 1923- )

1973-76 Minister of Employment in the Ministry of Labour Anna-Greta Leijon
1982-87 Minister of Labour and Equality
1987-88 Minister of Justice
(b. 1930- )

1974-76 Minister without Portfolio for Schools in the Ministry of Education Lena Hjelm-Wallén
1982-85 Minister of Education and Culture
1985-91 Minister of International Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1994-98 Minister of Foreign Affairs (from 1997 second in cabinet)
1995-96 Deputy Prime Minister
1998-2002 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office in Charge of Government Coordination and European Affairs
2000 Acting Minister of Justice (21.9-16.10)
2000-02 Minister responsible for Constitutional Affairs
2002 Minister of Defence
Member of the Riksdag for the Social Democrats 1969-2006. (b. 1943-)

1976-78 Minister of Foreign Affairs Karin Söder
1979-82 Minister of Health and Social Affairs and of Nordic Co-operation
First Vice-Chairperson 1971-86, Deputy Group Leader 1978-79 and 1982-86, Chairperson of The Center Party 1985-87, President of the Nordic Council 1984-85 and 1989-90, Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs’ Committee of the Riksdag 1984-86. She lived (1928-2015).

1976-78 Minister of Housing and Planning Elvy Olsson
MP for the Center Party 1964-80, Governor of Örebro Län 1980-89 (b. 1923-)

1976-78 Minister of Medical Services in the Ministry of Socia Affairs Ingegerd Troedsson                   
Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag 1979-91 and it's Speaker 1991-94, she was Leadership Candidate 1986 and in 1987 she became 2. Vice-Chairperson of Moderaterne, the Conservative Party. (b. 1929-)

1976-78 Minister of Schools in the Ministry of Education and Culture Britt Mogård
1979-81 Minister of Schools
Governor of Kronoberg 1983-88. She lived (1922-2012)

1976-78 Minister of Planning in Ministry of Housing Birgit Friggebo
1978-82 Minister of Housing and Planning
1991-94 Minister of Culture with responsibility for Immigration and Equality
Party Secretary 1983-86, Deputy Chairperson 1986-90 and Parliamentary Leader of Folkepartiet Liberaerne (Liberals) 1990-91, Chairperson of the Constitutional Committee of Riksdag 1994-98, Governor of Jönköping 1998-2003. (b. 1944- )

1978-79 Minister of Transport and Communication Anitha Bondestam
Permanent Secretary of Transport 1977-78. (b. 1941-)

1978-79 Minister of Wages and Deputy Minister of Budget in the Ministry of Finance Marianne Wahlberg
1980-82 State Secretary of Labour
MP for Folkpartiet 1979-82, she lived (1917-2005).

1978-79 Minister of Medical Services in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Hedda Lindahl
Member of Folkpartiet. (b. 1919-)

1978-79 Minister of Schools in the Ministry of Education Birgit Rodhe
Member of Folkpartiet, and lived (1915-98)

1978-79 Minister of Immigration and Equality in the Ministry of Labour Eva Winther
Member of the Rigsdag for the Center Party 1976-82. (b. 1921-).

1979-81 Minister of Medical Services in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Elisabeth Holm
Member of Moderaterna, and lived (1917-97).

1979-81 State Secretary of Ministry of Municipalities Elisabeth Palm
Permanent Secretary of Municipalities 1983-?.

1978-79 and 1981-82 State Secretary of Trade Margareta Hegart
Deputy Chief of Cabinet in Foreign Ministry 1980-81, Consul General of Los Angels 1983-89 and Ambassador to Ireland 1989-96.

1981-82 Minister of Medical Services in the Ministry of Social Affairs Karin Ahrland
MP for Folkpartiet
1976-89, Consul General in Montral 1989-91, Ambassador to New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga 1993-96. (b. 1931-)

1981-83 Minister of Immigration and Equality in the Ministry of Labour Karin Andersson
Center Party MP 1971-85. (b. 1918-).

1981-82 Minister of Schools in the Ministry of Education Ulla Tillander
Center Party MP
1974-91. She lived (1931-94).

1982-86 Minister of Energy in the Ministry of Enterprise Birgitta Dahl
1986-90 Minister of Environment and Energy
1990-91 Minister of Environment
MP for the Social Democrats 1969-2002, and Speaker of the Riksdag 1994-2002. (b. 1937-)

1982-84 State Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Premier Minister Kerstin Nivlaeus

1982-85 State Secretary of Communication and Transport Monik Sundström

1982-85 State Secretary of Labour Berit Rollén

1985-90 State Secretary of Social Affairs Monica G.E. Andersson
Councillor for Housing 1988-91 and Mayor for Building and Environment in Stockholm 1991-98.

1987-90 Minister of Labour Ingela Thalén
1990-91 Minister of Social Affairs and Health
1994-96 Minister of Social Affairs and Health                 
1999-2002 Minister of Social Insurance in the Ministry of Social Affairs (Assi
stant Social Minister)
Party Secretary of the Social Democrats 1996-99. With her appointment to the government in October 1999 Sweden became the first country in the world with a majority of female ministers: 11 against 9 male ministers. (b. 1942-)

1987-90 State Secretary of Church- and Equality Affairs Gerd Engman
Governor 1995-2004.

1988-91 Minister of Justice Laila Freivalds
1994-2000 Minister of Justice
2003-06 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Social Democrat. Her only daughter was born 1986. (b. 1942-)

1988-91 Minister of Church Affairs, Equality, Youth and Consumer's Affairs in the Ministry of Public Administration (Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs)
1994-96 Minister of Culture
1996-98 Minister of Social Affairs and Health
1999-
2004 European Commissioner of Environment
2004-09 Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy
2014- Minister of Foreign Affairs
2016- Minister of Nordic Coopration Margot Wallström
Former MP, in
2006 she said no to beeing nominated as candidate for the post of Chairperson of the Swedish Social Democrats. Worked for the UN after 2009. (b. 1954-).

1988-91 State Secretary of Communication and Transport Gunnel Färm

1989-91 Minister of Immigration in the Ministry of Labour Maj-Lis Lööw
Parliamentary Leader of The Social Democrats and Chairperson of the Foreign Committee of the Riksdag 1994-95, Leader of The Swedish Social Democrats in the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Socialist Group 1995-99. (b. 1936-).

1989-91 State Secretary of Schools Anitra Steen
1994-98 State Secretary of Finance for Budget and Administration
Since 1999 Director of the State Monopoly of Alcohol Sale,
married to then Prime Minister Göran Persson in 2003, her partner through some years.

1990-91 Minister of Labour Mona Salin
1994-95 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Equality
1998-2000 Minister for Infrastructure (Industrial Development, Small Enterprises, Regional Development and Science) in the Ministry of Enterprise
, Employment and Communication (Assisting Minister of Enterprise)
2000-02 Minister of Labour, Communication, The Estonia-Catastrophe, Integration and Minorities and Urban Development in the Ministry of
Enterprise, Employment and Communication
2002-
04 Minister of Democracy, Urban Policies and Integration in the Ministry of Justice
2003-04 Minister of Equality
2004-05
Minister for Sustainable Development (Infrastructure, Housing, Energy and Environmental Questions)

MP since 1982, Party Secretary of The Social Democrats 1991-94. In 1996 she was designated to take over as Party Leader and Premier Minister, but had to resign from politics because of irregular - but legal - use of the state-credit cards for private use. In 1998 the Ministry of Enterprise and Trade incorporated the former Departments of Communication, Interior and Labour. Chairperson of the Social Democrats from 2007. Mother of 3 children. (b. 1957-)

1990-91 State Secretary at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Åse Lidbech

1990-91 State Secretary of Social Affairs Anna Hedborg
1994-96 Deputy Minister of Social Affairs and Health for Social Insurance

1991-94 Minister of Foreign Affairs Baroness Margaretha af Ugglas
MP for Moderaterna 1974-95, Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of CSCE, Conference on security and Co-operation 1992-93 and Chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe 1993. In Swedish her title is Friherreinna (b. 1939-)

1991-94 Minister of Finance Anne Wibble
Her father Bertil Ohlin was leader of Folkepartiet Liberalerne 1944-67 and she was leadership candidate 1995, but lost with one vote to Maria Leissner. When Leissner resigned in 1997 Wobble was elected Group Leader. Later same year she resigned to become Economic Director in the Association of Swedish Industries until her death after a short illness. She lived (1944-2000)

1991-94 Minister of Justice Gun Hellsvik
Chairperson of the Juridical Committee of the Riksdag since 1994, 1999 President of the Nordic Council.

1991-94 Minister of Municipalities and Church Affairs Inger Margareta Davidson
Secretary General 1989-91, Deputy Chairperson of Kristdemokratiske Samhällspartiet, The Christian Democtatic Society Party since 1993.

1991-94 Minister for Constitutional Affairs in the Ministry of Justice Reidunn Laurén

1991-94 Minister of Nature and Planning in the Ministry of Environment Görel Thurdin                    
1991 Minister of Environment
Second Deputy Chairperson of the Center Party 1987-92, 2. Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag 1994-98.

1991-94 Minister of Schools Beatrice Ask
2006- Minister of Justice

Councillor in Stockholm City Government 1989-91. Two sons born 1982 and 1992. (b. 1956- )

1991-94 State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister Monica M. Jennel

1991-94 State Secretary of Trade Birgit Erngren

1991-92 State Secretary of Culture Carin Fischer  

1992-94 State Secretary of Culture
Helena Dyrssen
2006- State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Coordination of the Government Policies
Acting Party Secretary of Folkpartiet in 2006. (b. 1960-)

1994-96 Minister of Agriculture Margareta Winberg
1994-98 Minister of Nordic Co-operation
1996-98 Minister of Labour
1998-2002 Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries and Minister in Charge of Samean Affairs
1998-
2003 Minister of Gender Equality 
2002-
03 Deputy Premier Minister
The Ministry of Labour was incorporated in new super-Ministry of Enterprise and Trade (Infrastructure) in 1998.
From 2003 Ambassador to Brazil.
(b. 1947-)

1994-98 Minister of Communication and Transport Ines Uusmann
The Ministry was incorporated in new super-Ministry of Enterprise and Trade. (b. 1948- )

1994-98 Minister of Environment and Planning Anna Lindh
1998-
2003 (†) Minister of Foreign Affairs
1999 Acting Minister of Development Aid, Asylum and Immigration (June-August)
Deputy Mayor of Stockholm 1991-94.
She was killed while shopping by a young man of Serbian origin. In an interview Prime Minister Göran Persson later said that he had planned to step down in 2005 leaving the post to her. She lived (1957-2003).

1994-96 Minister of Civil Affairs (Local Government, Church-, Youth- and Consumer's Affairs) Marita Ulvskog
1995-96 Minister of Equality
1996-
2004 Minister of Culture and Church Affairs
From 2004 Party Secretary of the Social Democrats. (b. 1951-).

1994-98 Minister of Schools in the Ministry of Education Ylva Johansson
1996-98 Minister of Children and Youth
2004-06 Minister of Seniors and Care in the Ministry of Social Affairs
2014- Minister of Employment
2016- Minister of Integration
Left the government in 1998 because she lived with and later married then Minister of Finance Erik Åsbrink as the constitution forbids two relatives to be ministers at the same time. They later married and had a son in 2001.
(b. 1964-)

1994-96 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Trade Ewa Persson Göransson
1998-2006 State Secretary of Social Affairs

1994-95 State Secretary of Justice Kristina Rennerstedt
1998-2000 State Secretary of Justice

1994-96 State Secretary of Labour for Refugees and Immigration Lena Häll Eriksson
Secretary General of the Department of Immigration from 1996.

1994-96 State Secretary of Social Affairs Gun-Britt Andersson Back
1996-2003 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Asylum and Immigration Affairs

1994-98 State Secretary of Schools Lil Ljunggreen-Lönnberg
1994-95 State Secretary of Finance

1994-96 State Secretary of Agriculture Pia Enochsson
1996-98 State Secretary of Labour for Nordic Affairs

1994-96 State Secretary of the Civil Department Ann-Christin Nykvist
1996-99 State Secretary of Culture and Church Affairs  
2002-06 Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Former civil servant and 1999-2002 Director General of the Competitiveness Control Authority. (b. 1948-)

1994-96 Secretary of State of ? Jane Cederquist
1996-98 State Secretary of Interior
Ministry of Interior was incorporated in new super-Ministry of Enterprise and Trade (Infrastructure)

1994-96 Assisting State Secretary of Social Affairs Ann Christina Taubermann

1996-98 Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Annika Åhnberg
(b. 1949-)

1996-98 Minister of Health Insurance in the Ministry of Social Affairs Maj-Inger Klingwall
1998-99 Minister of Social Assistance in the Ministry of Social Affairs
1998 Acting Minister of Social Affairs
1999-2001 Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Charge of Development Co-operation, Immigration and Asylum Affairs
Social Democratic MP 1988-2002 and Ambassador to Mozambique from 2003. (b. 1946-)

1996-98 Assisting Minister of Labour responsible for Equality and Labour Rights Ulrika Messing
1998-2000 Minister of or Integration of Immigrants, Associations, Sport and Youth in the Ministry of Culture
2000-02 Minister in the Ministry of
Enterprise, Employment and Communication responsible for Regional Policies, Post and Telecommunication, Forests and Minerals and Minister Responsible for Sports 
2002-06 Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Policies in the Ministry of Enterprise
, Employment and Communication
, Minister r
esponsible for Post and Telecommunication, Forests and Minerals
From 2006 Chairperson of the Defence Committee of the Parliament. I
n 2006 she said no to be nominated as candidate for the post of Chairperson of the Swedish Social Democrats. (b. 1968-).

1996-98 State Secretary of Justice Pia Cederholm

1996-98 State Secretary of Enterprise and Trade Yvonne Gustafsson
1998-2000 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for External Trade and Nordic Co-operation
2000-03 State Secretary of Defence

1996-98 State Secretary of Labour Ingegerd Sahlström
She was State Secretary by the Minister Messing (b. 1946- )

1997- Deputy Head of State, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland
On her 18th birthday the 14th of June the crown Princess swore an oath promising always to uphold  the constitution and was inaugurated as Deputy Head of State. Her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip and sister Princess Madeleine are her substitutes. (b. 1979-)

1997-2000 State Secretary of Defence Lena Jönsson
(b. 1958-)

1998-2002 Minister of Schools Ingegerd Wärnersson
From 2002 Governor, Governor of Blekinge. (b. 1947-)

1998-2002 Minister in the Ministry of Justice for Democracy and Administration Britta Lejon
2000-02 Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs
Daughter of Anna-Gretha Leijon, Minister 1973-76 and 1983-88 and Anders Leion, and her last name is a combination of her parent’s names. (b. 1964-)

1998-2000 State Secretary of Finance Kari Lotsberg

1998-99 State Secretary of Enterprise and Trade for Employment Birgitta Heijer
1999-2000 State Secretary of
Enterprise, Employment and Communication

1998-99 State Secretary of Enterprise and Trade (Communication Department) Anna Ekström
1999-2000 State Secretary of
Enterprise, Employment and Communication
Various administrative leadership posts. (b. 1959-).

1998-2000 State Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Madeleine Emmerwall

1998-2000 State Secretary of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Ingegerd Sahlström

1998-2000 State Secretary of Culture and Church Affairs Lena Nyberg

2000-02 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Foreign Trade Lotta Fogde
2002-
04 State Secretary of Business, Enterprise, Employment and Communications for Foreign Trade

2000-02 State Secretary for Social Insurance Agneta Karlsson
2004-06 Secretary of State of of Pre-School Education, Youth Affairs and Adult Learning
2014- State Secretary of Public Health, Hospital Care and Sports
Deputy Party Secretary of the Social Democrats 2002-04.

2000-02 State Secretary for Education Maude Wallerstedt Sjöberg

2000-06 State Secretary of Culture Gunilla Thorgren

2000-02 State Secretary of Environment Birgitta Boström

2000-02 State Secretary of Enterprise, Employment and Communications in charge of Structural Affairs and Trade Gun Eriksson
2002-04 State Secretary of
Finance
2004-06 State Secretary in the Cabinet Office

She continued as State Secretary for Bosse Ringholm after he changed from the post of Finance Minister to the post of Vice-Premier and Minister of Sports.

2000 State Secretary of
Enterprise, Employment and Communications in charge of Minorities and Urban Affairs Lise Bergh
2000-02 State Secretary of Agriculture for Equality
2002-06
State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and in the in the Ministry of Enterprise and Trade for Democracy and Integration

2001-04 State Secretary of Education Agneta Bladh

2002 Minister in the Ministry of Environment Prof. Lena Sommestad
2002-06 Minister of Environment
She was appointed to be acting minister during the absence of the Minister of Environment for treatment of Cancer, but was given no specific portfolio.
In 2005 the Ministry became Part of the newly created Ministry of Sustainable Development, and she became Minister within the Department.

2002-06 Minister of Defence Leni Björklund
County Mayor of Stockholm 1988-89, Secretary General of the Swedish Church (Lutheran) since 1999. (b. 1944-)

2002-04 Minister of Children and Family in the Ministry of Social Affairs Berit Andnor 
2002-06 Minister of Nordic Cooperation
2004-06 Minister of Social Affairs  
Former Member of a County Council and MP from 1991. Vice-President of the European Council 1996-98. (b. 1955-)

2002-06 Minister in the Ministry of Education in charge of Pre-School Education, Youth Affairs and Adult Learning Lena Hallengren
Former Secretary of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (b. 1974-).

2002-06 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Development Cooperation and Central and Eastern Europe Annika Bjurner Söder
2014- Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Policy Advisor of the Prime Minister 1995, Spokesperson of the Foreign Department 1996-2000, Ambassador for IGC-negotiations and 2001 Ambassador of EU Affairs in the Foreign Affairs Department, 2001-02 Director General of Development Cooperation, 2002 Deputy Director General of European Security Policy. (b. 1955-)

2002-03 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs in charge of Development Aid Barbro Holmberg
2003-06 Minister of Migration
in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Director General of the Migration Authority 2003, Governor of Gävleborgs län 2008-15 (b. 1952-).

2002-04 State Secretary of Finance Karin Rudebeck

2002-06 State Secretary of Agriculture Ingrid Petersson

2003-06 Minister of Development Aid in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Carin Jämtin
2006-06 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2006 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs (27.03-24.04)
The new Foreign Minister is Chairman of the UN General Assembly until September and will spend much time in New York leaving her to run the ministry. Deputy Mayor and leader of the Opposition in the City Council of Stockholm 2006-11 and Party Secretary of
the Social Democrats since 2011 and Acting Party Leader in 2012 after the resignation of the party chair after 10 months in office. (b. 1964-).

2003-06 State Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Asylum and Immigration Charlotte Svensson
2014-16 State Secretary of Finance for Taxation Affairs
2016- State Secretary of Interior
She was Political Advisor to the Prime Minister 1998-2002 and Head of Planning in the Prime Minister's Office. (b. 1962-).

2004-06 State Secretary of Finance for Taxation Issue Magdalena Andersson
2014- Minister of Finance

2004-06 State Secretary of Finance for Municipal Affairs and Financial Markets Katinka Hort

2004-06 Secretary of State of Education Kerstin Eliasson
Married to
Jan Eliasson, diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006.

2006-10 Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson
2006-11 Minister of Enterprise, Energy and Communication
Vice-Chairperson of Centerpartiet 1998-2001 and Party Chairperson 2001-11 and MP from 2002. (b. 1955-)

2006-10 Minister of European Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister Cecilia Malmström
2010-14 EU-Commissioner for Home Affairs
2014- Designate Commissioner for Trade

Member of the European Parliament since 1999, and of the Parliament 2002-06. (b. 1968-).

2006-13 Minister Development Aid in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Gunilla Carlsson
Vice-Chairperson of Moderaterne since 1999, Member of the European Parliament 1999-2002 and MP since 2002. (b. 1963-).

2006 Minister of Commerce in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Borelius
MP for the Moderate Party in 2006. She resigned from the Parliament and Government after 1 week in office after a number of financial irregularities in her businesses and private economy was discovered. She was replaced by a man bringing the ratio of women down from 45% to 40. (b. 1960-).

2006-10 Minister of Infrastructure in the Ministry of Enterprise, Employment and Communication Åsa Torstensson
MP from 1998 and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Group of the Centre Party 2001-06. (b. 1958-).

2006 Minister of Culture, Media and Sports in the Ministry of Education and Culture Cecilia Stegö Chilò
Former member of the Moderate Party. Resigned after 10 days in office because she did not pay her TV Licence Fee for 16 years and because of other financial irregularities. (b. 1959-).

2006-10 Minister of Health and Social Services in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Minister of Nordic Cooperation
2010-14 Minister for Children and Seniors in the Ministry of Social Affairs Maria Larsson
MP from 1998 and Vice-Chairperson of the Christian Democrats since 2002, after loosing the election for the post of Party Leader. (b. 1956-)

2006-10 Minister of Social Insurance in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Minister of Nordic Cooperation Cristina Husmarck-Pehrsson
MP for the Moderates since 1998. (b. 1947-).

2006-10 Minister of Integration and Equality in the Ministry of Justice Nyamko Sabuni
2010-13 Minister of Gender Equality in the Ministry of Education and Deputy Education Minister responsible of Adult Education and Vocational Training
MP for Folkpartiet Liberalerna since 2002. Later she became Chief of the new Ministry of Integration which was abolished again in 2010. Came with her father, a political refugee from Congo, to Sweden in 1982. (b. 1969-).

2006-14 Minister of Culture, Media and Sports in the Ministry of Education and Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth

2006-07 State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Administration Ulrica Schenström
Former Communication Director of the Moderate Party. (b. 1972-).

2006-07 State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Coordination of Foreign Policies Nicola Clase
2007-10 State Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Administration

2006-10 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Coordination of the Government Policies
Anna-Karin Alterå
Formerly in Charge of the Office of the Leader of the Center Party

2006-11 State Secretary of Environment Elisabeth Falemo

2006-11 State Secretary of Environment
Åsa-Britt Karlsson

2006-10 State Secretary of Employment Eva Uddén Sonnegård

2006-13 State Secretary of Culture Ingrid Eiken

2006-13 State Secretary of Social Affairs Karin Johansson

2006-13 State Secretary of Social Insurance Bettina Kashefi

2006-10 State Secretary of Health and Social Services Ragnwi Marcelind
2010-14 State Secretary of Children and Seniors
Christian Democrat MP through a number of years. Vice-President of the Nordic Council 2001-05.

2007-14 Minister of Commerce in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Nordic Cooperation Ewa Björling
Medical Doctor and Conservative MP from 2002. (b. 1961-).

2007-10 State Secretary of Education
Amelie von Zweigbergk
2010 State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office
2010-13 State Secretary of Gender Equality

2008-10 State Secretary of European Affairs Maria Åsenius

2008-14 State Secretary of Migration and Asylum Minna Ljunggren

2010-14 Minister of European Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister Birgitta Ohlsson
Liberal MP from 2002. (b. 1975-).

2010-13 State Secretary of Education Karin Pilsäter
Liberal MP from 1991. (b. 1960-).

2010-14 Minister for Infrastructure Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
2012 Acting Minister of Defence
MP for the Moderaterna since 2002. Deputy Group Leader of Moderaterne 2006-08 and County Mayor of the County of Stockholm 2008-10. (b. 1963-).

2006-10 State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Anna-Karin Hatt
2010- Minister for Information Technology in the Ministry of Entreprise
2010-11 Minister of Regional Affairs
2011-14 Minister of Energy
Second Vice-Chairperson of Centerpartiet from 2011.

2010-13 Minister for Employment Hillevi Engström
2013-14 Minister of Development Aid
MP for Moderaterna since 2002.

2010-14 State Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office for EU Affairs Katarina Areskoug Mascarenhas
Former diplomat.

2010-14 State Secretary of Finance Susanne Ackum
Former high-ranking civil servant within the ministry.

2010-11 State Secretary of IT and Regions Marita Ljung
2011-14 State Secretary of Business and Industry

2010-11 State Secretary of Enterprises Catharina Håkansson Boman

2010-13 State Secretary of Employment Bettina Kashefi

2010-14 State Secretary of Social Insurance Anna Pettersson Westerberg

2011 Minister of Energy and Regional Affairs Annie Lööf
2011-14 Minister of Enterprises
Centre Party MP from 2006, Deputy of the Parliamentary Group 2010-11 and Party Leader from 2011 (b. 1983-).

2011-14 Minister of Environment Lena Ek
Former Municpal and County Council Councillor, Centre Party MP 1998-2004 and Member of the European Parliament 2004-11. (b 1958-)

2012-14 Minister of Defence Karin Enström
Captain in the Coast Artillery, conservative MP from 1998, Mayor of Vaxholm 2002-06, Chairperson of the Defence Policy Committee 2008-10 and Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee 2010-11. (b. 1966-)

2012-13 State Secretary of Equality Maria Wallgren Arnholm
2013-14 Minister of Gender Equality and Deputy Minister of Equality

2013-14 Minister of Employment Elisabeth Svantesson
Moderate MP since 2006. (b. 1967-)

2013-14 State Secretary of Employment Christina Ramm-Ericson

2013-14 State Secretary of Development Aid Tanja Rasmusson

2013-14 State Secretary of Financial Markets Johanna Lybeck Lilja

2013-14 State Secretary of Social Insurance Lena Furmark

2013-14 State Secretary of Equality and Education Ulrika Stuart Hamilton

2014-16 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Climate and Energy Åsa Romson
Joint Spokesperson of the Green Party 2011-16

2014- Minister of International Development Copperation Isabella Lövin
2016- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Climate Affairs
Green Member of the European Parliament 2009-2014, Co-Spokesperson of the Green Party from 2016. (b. 1963-).

2014- Minister of Social Insurance Annika Strandhäll
Chair of the Trade Union Vision until 2014.

2014- Minister of Children, Seniors and Equality Åsa Regnér

2014-16 Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister for Strategy and Future and Minister of Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson
Governor of Jämtland 1996-2001 and Deputy Chief of the National Bank 2001-2007. (b. 1945-).

2014-16 Minister for Upper-Secondary School and Educational Standards Aida Hadžialić
Aida Hadzialic was Deputy Mayor of Halmstad 2010-14 and Social Democratic MP from 2014. (b. 1987-)

2014- Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson

2014- Minister of Infrastructure Anna Johansson

2014- Minister of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke

2014-16 State Secretary of Interior Ann Linde
2016- Minister for EU and Trade

2014- State Secretary of the Prime Ministers Office Emma Lennartsson
Former Secretary of the Parliamentary Group of the Social Democrats.

2014- State Secretary of Finance Karolina Ekholm
Deputy Head of the National Bank until 2014.

2014- State Secretary of Rural Affairs Elisabeth Backteman

2014- State Secretary of Social Insurance Therese Svanström Andersson

2014- State Secretary of Development Aid Ulrika Modéer

2014- State Secretary of Education Helene Öberg

2014- State Secretary of Public Health, Hospital Care and Sports Agneta Karlsson

2014- State Secretary of Strategy and Future and Nordic Cooperation Maja Fjaestad

2014- State Secretary of Employment Irene Wennemo

2014- State Secretary of Employment Annica Dahl

2014- State Secretary of Civil Affairs Annelie Roswall Ljunggren

2014- State Secretary of Industry and Innovation Eva Lindström

2014- State Secretary of Climate and Environment Yvonne Ruwaida

2014- State Secretary of Chilren, Seniors and Equality Pernilla Baralt

2015- State Secretary of Chilren, Seniors and Equality Madeleine Harby Samuelsson

2015-16 State Secretary of Climate and Environment Gunvor G Ericson
2016- State Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister

2016- State Secretary of Higher Education and Research Karin Röding

2016- State Secretary of Justice and Immigration Catharina Espmark

2016- Minister of Environment Karolina Skog
Former Councillor for Buidling and Service in Malmö for Miljöpartiet. (b. 1976-)

 

 
Last update 11.08.16