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Ylva Julia Margareta Johansson (born 13 February 1964) is a Swedish politician who has served as Minister for Employment in the Swedish Government since 2014. She previously served as Minister for Schools from 1994 to 1998 and as Minister for Welfare and Elderly Healthcare from 2004 to 2006. She has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2006.

Ylva Johansson
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Minister for Employment
Assumed office
3 October 2014
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byElisabeth Svantesson
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Stockholm Municipality
Assumed office
6 October 2006
In office
4 October 1988 – 30 September 1991
Minister for Welfare and Elderly Healthcare
In office
13 September 2004 – 6 October 2006
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byBerit Andnor
Succeeded byCristina Husmark Pehrsson
(Minister for Social Security)
Maria Larsson
(Minister for Elderly Healthcare)
Minister for Schools
In office
7 October 1994 – 6 October 1998
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byBeatrice Ask
Succeeded byIngegerd Wärnersson
Personal details
Born (1964-02-13) 13 February 1964 (age 54)
Huddinge, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats (since 1992)
Spouse(s)Bo Hammar
(-1998; divorced)
Erik Åsbrink
(m. 2002-2015; separated)
OccupationTeacher

BiographyEdit

Ylva Johansson studied at Lund University and the Stockholm Institute of Education 1983-88 and 1991–92 and holds a Master of Science in education. In the 1988 general elections she was elected as a member of the Riksdag for the Left Party - Communists (VPK). She later left the party and joined the Social Democrats.

From 1992 to 1994 she worked as a teacher, until Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson made her Minister for Schools in his government. In 1998, she and the then Minister for Finance Erik Åsbrink announced their wish to "publicly confirm that we are in love" and their intention to separate from their respective partners. Soon afterwards, Ylva Johansson left the government. The following years, she worked in the private sector.

In 2004, Prime Minister Göran Persson appointed Ylva Johansson to the government in a new position, as Minister for Health and Elderly Care, succeeding Lars Engqvist.

She has two children with her former husband Bo Hammar and a son with Erik Åsbrink.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Beatrice Ask
Minister for Schools
1994—1998
Succeeded by
Ingegerd Wärnersson
Preceded by
Berit Andnor
Minister for Welfare and Elderly Healthcare
2004—2006
Succeeded by
Cristina Husmark Pehrsson
Maria Larsson
Preceded by
Elisabeth Svantesson
Minister for Employment
2014–present
Incumbent