Prime Minister of Sweden

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Prime Minister of Sweden
Sveriges statsminister
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Incumbent
Ulf Kristersson

since 18 October 2022
StyleMadam Prime Minister
(informal)
Her Excellency
(diplomatic)
Member of
Reports toRiksdag
ResidenceSager House
Harpsund
SeatRosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden
NominatorRiksdag
AppointerSpeaker
Term lengthNo term limit
Constituting instrument1974 Instrument of Government
Inaugural holderLouis Gerhard De Geer
Formation20 March 1876; 146 years ago (1876-03-20)
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister
Salary2,112,000 kr annually
WebsitePrime 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.

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.

The current prime minister is Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party, since 2022.

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