Thorbjörn Fälldin

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Thorbjörn Fälldin
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Thorbjörn Fälldin (1967)
27th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
8 October 1976 – 18 October 1978
(2 years, 10 days)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyPer Ahlmark (1976–1978)
Ingemar Mundebo (1978)
Preceded byOlof Palme
Succeeded byOla Ullsten
In office
12 October 1979 – 2 October 1982
(2 years, 355 days)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyIngemar Mundebo (1979–1980)
Ola Ullsten (1980–1982)
Preceded byOla Ullsten
Succeeded byOlof Palme
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1971 – 8 October 1976
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byGunnar Hedlund
Succeeded byOlof Palme
Personal details
Born(1926-04-24)24 April 1926
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Died23 July 2016(2016-07-23) (aged 90)
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Political partyCentre Party
Spouse(s)Solveig Fälldin
ProfessionFarmer

Nils Olof Thorbjörn Fälldin (24 April 1926 – 23 July 2016) was a Swedish politician.[1]

He was the Prime Minister of Sweden in three times, but in different terms. First was from 1976 to 1982, and leader of the Swedish Centre Party from 1971 to 1985.[1] On his first appointment in 1976, he was the first non-Social Democrat Prime Minister for forty years and the first since the 1930s not to have worked as a professional politician since his teens.

Fälldin died at his farm in Högsjö, Ångermanland on 23 July 2016, aged 90.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kari Marklund, ed. (1992). "Fälldin, Thorbjörn". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). 7. Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker. ISBN 91-7133-426-2. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. "Former Swedish Leader Thorbjorn Falldin Dies". Wall Street Journal.com. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.