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Göran Persson

Former Prime minister 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.

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)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyLena Hjelm-Wallén
Margareta Winberg
Marita Ulvskog
Lars Engqvist
Bo Ringholm
Preceded byCarl Bildt
Succeeded byFredrik Reinfeldt
Leader of the Social Democrats
In office
22 March 1996 – 17 March 2007
(10 years, 360 days)
Preceded byIngvar Carlsson
Succeeded byMona Sahlin
Minister for Finance
In office
7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996
(1 year, 167 days)
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Preceded byAnne Wibble
Succeeded byErik Åsbrink
Minister for Schools
In office
12 March 1989 – 4 October 1991
(2 years, 206 days)
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Preceded byBengt Göransson
Succeeded byBeatrice 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 70)
Vingåker, Södermanland, Sweden
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Gunnel Claesson
(1978-1994; divorced)
Annika Barthine
(1994-2003; divorced)
Anitra Steen
(m. 2003-present)
ResidenceÖvre Torp, Södermanland
Alma materÖrebro University College
CabinetCabinet of Persson
Signature

ReferencesEdit

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

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