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Minister of Defence (Sweden)

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The Minister for Defence of Sweden (Swedish: försvarsminister; formal title: Swedish: statsråd och chef för försvarsdepartementet) is a member of the Government of Sweden (Swedish: Regeringen). The Minister heads the Ministry for Defence and is appointed and dismissed at the sole discretion of the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Minister for Defence of Sweden
Statsråd och chef för försvarsdepartementet
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Ministry coat of arms
Kommandotecken Försvarsministern.svg
Command Sign
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Incumbent
Peter Hultqvist

since 3 October 2014
Ministry of Defence
Style Herr statsråd
Member of The Government
Reports to The Prime Minister
Appointer The Prime Minister
was technically appointed by the King prior to 1975
Term length No fixed term,
serves at the Prime Minister's discretion
Inaugural holder Per Albin Hansson
Formation 1920
Deputy State Secretary for Defence
Website www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2060

Although the Minister for Defence heads the Ministry of Defence, the Minister cannot as a general rule issue directives in his/her own right to the Supreme Commander or any other agency director-general in the defence portfolio due to the Swedish prohibition on ministerial rule, unless such authority is provided for in specific statutory provisions.

Between 1840 and 1920, what corresponds to the Ministry for Defence today, was divided in two separate ministries with their own minister: one for Army affairs, the Ministry of Land Defence, and one for Naval affairs, the Ministry for Naval Affairs.

The current Minister for Defence is Peter Hultqvist, who was appointed on 3 October 2014.

Contents

List of Swedish Ministers for DefenceEdit

Ministers for War (1840-1920)Edit

Ministers for Naval Affairs (1840-1920)Edit

Ministers for Defence (1920-)Edit

Parties

Status

  Denotes acting Minister for Defence
No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1   Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
1 July 1920 27 October 1920 118 days Social Democrats Branting (I)
2   Carl Gustaf Hammarskjöld
(1865–1940)
27 October 1920 6 June 1921 222 days General Electoral League De Geer
von Sydow
3 Otto Lybeck
(1871–1947)
6 June 1921 13 October 1921 129 days Independent
4   Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
13 October 1921 19 April 1923 1 year, 188 days Social Democrats Branting (II)
5   Carl Malmroth
(1874–1934)
19 April 1923 18 October 1924 1 year, 182 days Independent Trygger
6   Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
18 October 1924 7 June 1926 1 year, 232 days Social Democrats Branting (III)
Sandler
7   Gustav Rosén
(1876–1942)
7 June 1926 2 October 1928 2 years, 117 days Liberal Party Ekman (I)
8   Harald Malmberg
(1879–1948)
2 October 1928 7 June 1930 1 year, 248 days General Electoral League Lindman (II)
9   Carl Gustaf Ekman
(1872–1945)
7 June 1930 19 June 1931 1 year, 12 days Freeminded People's Party Ekman (II)
10   Anton Rundqvist
(1885–1973)
19 June 1931 24 September 1932 1 year, 97 days Independent Hamrin
11   Ivar Vennerström
(1881–1945)
24 September 1932 19 June 1936 3 years, 269 days Social Democrats Hansson (I)
12   Janne Nilsson
(1882–1938)
19 June 1936 9 December 1938 2 years, 173 days Farmer's League Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Hansson (II)
13   Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
16 December 1938 31 July 1945 6 years, 227 days Social Democrats Hansson (II)
Hansson (III)
14   Allan Vougt
(1895–1953)
31 July 1945 1 October 1951 6 years, 62 days Social Democrats Hansson (IV)
Erlander (I)
15   Torsten Nilsson
(1905–1997)
1 October 1951 22 March 1957 5 years, 172 days Social Democrats Erlander (II)
16   Sven Andersson
(1910–1987)
22 March 1957 31 October 1973 16 years, 223 days Social Democrats Erlander (II)
Erlander (III)
Palme (I)
17 Eric Holmqvist
(1917–2009)
31 October 1973 8 October 1976 2 years, 343 days Social Democrats
18 Eric Krönmark
(born 1931)
8 October 1976 18 October 1978 2 years, 10 days Moderate Party Fälldin (I)
19 Lars de Geer
(1922–2002)
18 October 1978 12 October 1979 359 days People's Party Ullsten
20 Eric Krönmark
(born 1931)
12 October 1979 5 May 1981 1 year, 205 days Moderate Party Fälldin (II)
- Anders Dahlgren
(1925–1986)
5 May 1981 22 May 1981 17 days Centre Party Fälldin (III)
21 Torsten Gustafsson
(1920–1994)
22 May 1981 8 October 1982 1 year, 139 days Centre Party
22 Börje Andersson
(1930–1994)
8 October 1982 1 December 1982 54 days Social Democrats Palme (II)
- Curt Boström
(born 1926)
1 December 1982 17 January 1983 47 days Social Democrats
23 Anders Thunborg
(1934–2004)
17 January 1983 14 October 1985 2 years, 270 days Social Democrats
24 Roine Carlsson
(born 1937)
14 October 1985 4 October 1991 5 years, 355 days Social Democrats
Carlsson (I)
Carlsson (II)
25   Anders Björck
(born 1944)
4 October 1991 7 October 1994 2 years, 363 days Moderate Party Carl Bildt
26   Thage G. Peterson
(born 1933)
7 October 1994 1 February 1997 2 years, 117 days Social Democrats Carlsson (III)
Persson
27   Björn von Sydow
(born 1945)
1 February 1997 30 September 2002 5 years, 241 days Social Democrats
- Lena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
30 September 2002 22 October 2002 22 days Social Democrats
- Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
22 October 2002 4 November 2002 13 days Social Democrats
28   Leni Björklund
(born 1944)
4 November 2002 6 October 2006 3 years, 336 days Social Democrats
29   Mikael Odenberg
(born 1953)
6 October 2006 5 September 2007 334 days Moderate Party Reinfeldt
30   Sten Tolgfors
(born 1966)
5 September 2007 29 March 2012 4 years, 206 days Moderate Party
-   Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
(born 1963)
29 March 2012 18 April 2012 20 days Moderate Party
31
Karin Enström
(born 1966)
18 April 2012 3 October 2014 2 years, 168 days Moderate Party
32   Peter Hultqvist
(born 1958)
3 October 2014 Incumbent 3 years, 232 days Social Democrats Löfven

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