Prime Minister of Sweden

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Prime Minister of Sweden
Sveriges statsminister
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Stefan Löfven

since 3 October 2014
was used up to the 1970s in Sweden; but is still used in diplomatic writing[1]
Member ofThe Government
European Council
Reports toThe Riksdag
ResidenceSager House
SeatRosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden
NominatorThe Speaker of the Riksdag
following consultations with the party leaders in the Riksdag
AppointerThe Speaker of the Riksdag
following a vote in the Riksdag
Term lengthNo term limit
serves as long as the incumbent has majority support in the Riksdag
Constituting instrument1974 Instrument of Government
Inaugural holderLouis Gerhard De Geer
Formation20 March 1876
DeputyDeputy to the Prime Minister
Salaryannual: 1,920,000 SEK[2]
207,478 / $229,968 / £147,239
(1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016)

The Prime Minister (Swedish: statsminister, literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in Sweden. The office was created in 1876. Louis Gerhard De Geer, the architect behind the new bicameral Riksdag of 1866 that replaced the centuries-old Riksdag of the Estates, became the first officeholder in 1876.

The current Prime Minister of Sweden is Stefan Löfven, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party.[3]

Until 1974, the executive authority in Sweden had been exercised through the King in Council. Constitutional reform provided a new Instrument of Government which de jure established the parliamentary system and created a cabinet government with constitutional powers not derived from the Crown.

Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. UN Protocol and Liaison Service Archived 16 November 2012 at WebCite
  2. "Statsrådsarvoden och ersättningar (Swedish)".
  3. Swedish parliament confirms Social Democrats' Lofven as new PM Archived 2015-01-06 at the Wayback Machine. Reuters, October 2, 2014

Other websites[change | change source]