Prime Minister of Sweden
|Prime Minister of Sweden
|Style||Madam Prime Minister|
|Seat||Rosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Term length||No term limit|
|Constituting instrument||1974 Instrument of Government|
|Inaugural holder||Louis Gerhard De Geer|
|Formation||20 March 1876|
|Deputy||Deputy Prime Minister|
|Salary||2,112,000 kr annually|
|Website||Prime Minister's Office|
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.
Magdalena Andersson, leader of Swedish Social Democratic Party, became prime minister on 30 November 2021 after the resignation of Stefan Löfven of same party in June. She became the first female prime minister to be elected.
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]
born 9 November 1934
served 1986–1991 and 1994–1996
born 15 July 1949
born 20 January 1949
born 4 August 1965
born 21 July 1957
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Prime Minister's Office, official website