Romina Pourmokhtari

Romina Pourmokhtari (born 12 November 1995) is a Swedish politician for the Liberals. She has served as the Minister for the Environment since 2022 in the Kristersson Cabinet.[1][2] She has also been a member of the Riksdag for Stockholm Municipality since 2022.[2] She is the youngest-ever minister of a cabinet in Sweden, ascending her position at the age of 26.[3]

Romina Pourmokhtari
Romina Pourmokhtari 2019.jpg
Pourmokhtari in 2019
Minister for the Environment
Assumed office
18 October 2022
Prime MinisterUlf Kristersson
Preceded byAnnika Strandhäll
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
26 September 2022
ConstituencyStockholm Municipality
President of Liberal Youth of Sweden
In office
19 August 2019 – 6 November 2022
Preceded byJoar Forssell
Succeeded byErik Berg
Personal details
Born (1995-11-12) 12 November 1995 (age 27)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political partyLiberals

Political careerEdit

Pourmokhtari became the president of the Liberal Youth of Sweden in 2019.[4] On 14 September 2022, she announced that she will step down as president at the upcoming congress in November.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Pourmokhtari grew up in Sundbyberg.[6] Her father is a political refugee from Iran, and it was through him that Romina became interested in politics.[7] According to Pourmokhtari, her parents fled from the country "when freedom was taken from them."[8] During her interview with the Swedish newspaper NU – Det liberala Nyhetsmagasinet, she stated that her first strong political memory was during the 2009 Iranian presidential election protests.[9]

In 2022, Pourmokhtari was named "Sweden's most powerful politician under 30" by Expressen.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden's new Government". Government of Sweden. 18 October 2022. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  2. ^ a b "New 26-year-old climate minister appointed in Sweden". Al Arabiya English. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  3. ^ Carey, Paul (18 October 2022). "Romina Pourmokhtari, 26, becomes Sweden's youngest minister". The National. Retrieved 18 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Romina Pourmokhtari tar över Liberala ungdomsförbundet", Dagens Industri, 17 August 2019
  5. ^ "Liberala ungdomsförbundets ordförande avgår". 14 September 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2022 – via Sveriges Radio.
  6. ^ Nyheter24: "Allt om Romina..."
  7. ^ "Allt om Romina Pourmokhtari – Sveriges yngsta minister någonsin". Nyheter24. 18 October 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  8. ^ Hon tar över Liberala ungdomsförbundet. 17 August 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2022 – via Svenska Dagbladet.
  9. ^ ""Vi demonstrerade på hustaken i Iran" | Tidningen Nu". 22 August 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  10. ^ ""Jag kommer inte trycka på någon jävla röd knapp"". Expressen. Retrieved 19 October 2022.