Prime Minister of Sweden
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.
|Prime Minister of Sweden
since 18 October 2022
|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|
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.
Living former Prime MinistersEdit
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
born 23 January 1967
- Prime Minister's Office, official website