Ulf Kristersson

Prime Minister of Sweden since 2022

Ulf Hjalmar Kristersson (born 29 December 1963) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician. In 2022, he became the Prime Minister of Sweden. He is the Leader of the Moderate Party since October 2017. He has been a Member of the Riksdag (MP) for Södermanland County since 2014. He also was the country's Minister for Social Security from 2010 to 2014 and Chairman of the Moderate Youth League from 1988 to 1992.[1] From 2017 to 2022, he was the Leader of the Opposition.

Ulf Kristersson

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Ulf Kristersson in October 2022
Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
18 October 2022
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyEbba Busch
Preceded byMagdalena Andersson
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 October 2017 – 18 October 2022
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Magdalena Andersson
Preceded byAnna Kinberg Batra
Succeeded byMagdalena Andersson
Leader of the Moderate Party
Assumed office
1 October 2017
DeputyPeter Danielsson
Elisabeth Svantesson
Party SecretaryGunnar Strömmer
Preceded byAnna Kinberg Batra
Minister for Social Security
In office
5 October 2010 – 3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byCristina Husmark Pehrsson
Succeeded byAnnika Strandhäll
Chairman of the Moderate Youth League
In office
26 November 1988 – 24 October 1992
Preceded byBeatrice Ask
Succeeded byFredrik Reinfeldt
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
4 October 2014
ConstituencySödermanland County
In office
5 October 1991 – 30 April 2000
ConstituencyStockholm Municipality
Personal details
Born
Ulf Hjalmar Kristersson

(1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 59)
Lund, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
Other political
affiliations
Alliance
Spouse(s)Birgitta Ed (m. 1991)
Children3
Alma materUppsala University
WebsiteOfficial website

In September 2018, incumbent Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was ousted.[2] Kristersson expressed hope of becoming the next PM.[2][3] On 14 November, 2018 the Riksdag rejected Kristersson's bid to become the prime minister by a vote of 195 to 154. It first time ever that a speaker proposal for a prime minister lost such a vote.[4][5]

Since the 2018 election, the Moderate Party under his leadership opened up to the Sweden Democrats, and by late 2021 had formed an informal right-wing alliance with them and two centre-right parties of the dissolved Alliance.

In the 2022 election, the right-wing bloc won a majority in the Riksdag, which caused Kristersson's election as Prime Minister on 17 October 2022.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kristersson blir M:s nya Borg". 11 December 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Swedish parliament votes out PM". BBC News. BBC News. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  3. Editorial, Reuters (2018-09-09). "Swedish center-right leader calls on PM Lofven to step down". Reuters. Reuters. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. "Swedish parliament rejects center-right prime minister, deadlock continues". POLITICO. 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  5. "Sweden Braces for Week of Political Turmoil as Nationalists Gain". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  6. "Ulf Kristersson: Swedish parliament elects new PM backed by far right". BBC News. 2022-10-17. Archived from the original on 17 October 2022. Retrieved 2022-10-17.