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Ola Ullsten

Swedish politician, prime minister of Sweden between October 1978 and October 1979

Stig Kjell Olof (Ola) Ullsten, (23 June 1931 in Umeå, Sweden – 28 May 2018) was a Swedish former politician and diplomat. He served as the Prime Minister of Sweden from 1978 to 1979[1] He was also the leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1978 to 1983.[2] He also served as Deputy Prime Minister briefly in 1978 and then again from 1980 to 1982. He was also the Swedish foreign minister between 1979 and 1982.

Ola Ullsten
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Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
12 October 1979 – 8 October 1982
(2 years, 361 days)
Prime MinisterThorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded byHans Blix
Succeeded byLennart Bodström
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
1 August 1980 – 8 October 1982
(2 years, 68 days)
Prime MinisterThorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded byIngemar Mundebo
Succeeded byIngvar Carlsson
In office
7 March 1978 – 18 October 1978
(225 days)
Prime MinisterThorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded byPer Ahlmark
Succeeded bySven Romanus
28th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
18 October 1978 – 12 October 1979
(359 days)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputySven Romanus
Preceded byTorbjörn Fälldin
Succeeded byTorbjörn Fälldin
Personal details
Born(1931-06-23)23 June 1931
Umeå, Sweden
Died28 May 2018(2018-05-28) (aged 86)
Political partyLiberal People's Party
Spouse(s)Evi Esko
(1961-1981; divorced)
Louise Beaudoin
(1989-present)
ChildrenWith Evi Esko:
Maria Ullsten
Katarina Ullsten
With Louise Beaudoin:
Nicolas Beaudoin-Ullsten
Christian Beaudoin-Ullsten

Ullsten died on 28 May 2018 at the age of 86.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sweden" (in Swedish). World Statesmen. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. "Ola Ullsten". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  3. "Förre FP-ledaren Ola Ullsten död". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Prime Minister of Sweden
1978-1979
Succeeded by
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded by
Hans Blix
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
1979-1982
Succeeded by
Lennart Bodström
Party political offices
Preceded by
Per Ahlmark
Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party
1978—1983
Succeeded by
Bengt Westerberg