Göran Persson

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Göran Persson
Goran Persson, Sveriges statsminister, deltar i baltisk-nordiskt statsministermote.jpg
31st Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
22 March 1996 – 6 October 2006
(10 years, 198 days)
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Deputy Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Margareta Winberg
Marita Ulvskog
Lars Engqvist
Bo Ringholm
Preceded by Carl Bildt
Succeeded by Fredrik Reinfeldt
Leader of the Social Democrats
In office
22 March 1996 – 17 March 2007
(10 years, 360 days)
Preceded by Ingvar Carlsson
Succeeded by Mona Sahlin
Minister for Finance
In office
7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996
(1 year, 167 days)
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Anne Wibble
Succeeded by Erik Åsbrink
Minister for Schools
In office
12 March 1989 – 4 October 1991
(2 years, 206 days)
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Bengt Göransson
Succeeded by Beatrice Ask
Member of the Swedish Parliament
for Södermanland County
In office
1 October 1979 – 11 June 1985
(5 years, 253 days)
In office
5 October 1991 – 30 April 2007
(15 years, 207 days)
Personal details
Born (1949-01-20) 20 January 1949 (age 69)
Vingåker, Södermanland, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Gunnel Claesson
(1978-1994; divorced)
Annika Barthine
(1994-2003; divorced)
Anitra Steen
(m. 2003-present)
Residence Övre Torp, Södermanland
Alma mater Örebro University College
Cabinet Cabinet of Persson
Religion Lutheran/Church of Sweden

Göran Persson (born January 20, 1949) was the Prime minister of Sweden between 1996 and 2006.[1] He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, but quit in March 2007. He was replaced by Mona Sahlin as leader of the party, the party's first woman to do so.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 

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