Prime Minister of Sweden

Oct 3, 2014 | Tags: | Category: All, Europe Leaders

Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden (since October 3, 2014)

Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of SwedenKjell Stefan Löfven was born in Stockholm, on 21 July 1957. He was placed in an orphanage 10 months after his birth. Löfven was later looked after by a foster family from Sunnersta, Sollefteå. According to the agreement with this family, his birth mother would regain custody of him when she was able to; however, this did not happen. After meeting his brother, Stefan found out that his last name is spelled Löfven, although he prefers to spell it as Löfvén, and this is how it appears in the Swedish population register. His foster father Ture Melander (1926–2003) was a lumberjack and then a factory worker, while his foster mother, Iris Melander, worked as a health visitor. He studied at Sollefteå High School before going on a welding course for 48 weeks at AMU in Kramfors. Löfven studied social work at Umeå University, but ended his studies early after a year and a half.

Löfven began his career in 1979 as a welder at Hägglunds in Örnsköldsvik. Two years later, he was chosen as the group’s union representative, and went on to hold a succession of union posts. In 1995, he started as an employed ombudsman in the Swedish Metalworkers’ Union, working in the areas of contract negotiations and international affairs. In 2001, he was elected vice-chairman of the Metalworkers’ Union, and in November 2005 was elected to be the first Chairman of the newly formed IF Metall.

Löfven was first elected to the executive board of the Swedish Social Democratic Party in 2006, shortly after he became Chairman of IF Metall. In January 2012, following the resignation of Håkan Juholt, it was reported that Löfven was being considered as his successor as Leader. On 27 January 2012, Löfven was subsequently elected Leader in a party-room ballot, therefore becoming the Leader of the Opposition.

Löfven led his party through the 14 September 2014 general election. On 2 October 2014, the Swedish Parliament approved Löfven as the country’s 33rd Prime Minister. On 3 December 2014 Löfven’s budget was voted down by the centre-right opposition Alliance for Sweden and the far-right Sweden Democrats and as a consequence, he announced on the same day that a fresh election will be held on 22 March 2015.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_L%C3%B6fven

 

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden

Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden

Born on 4 August 1965 in Stockholm. Lives in Täby, married to Filippa, three children: Gustaf, Erik and Ebba.

Education

1990 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics, Stockholm University
Positions and assignments

2006- Prime Minister2003- Party Chair of the Moderate Party

2002- Member of the Board of the Moderate Party

2003- Chair of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag

2003-2006 Member of the Riksdag Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs

2002-2003
Deputy Chair of the Riksdag Committee on Finance

2002-2003
Group Leader and First Deputy Chair of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag

2002-2003
Alternate of the Riksdag Advisory Council on Foreign Affairs

2001-2002
Chair of the Riksdag Committee on Justice

2001-2002
Alternate of the Riksdag Committee on EU Affairs

1999-2003
Member of the Executive Committee of the Moderate Party Group in the Riksdag

1994-2001
Member of the Riksdag Committee on Finance

2002-1995
Member of the Board of the Moderate Party

1992-2003
Member of the Regional Section of the Moderate Party in Stockholm

1992-1995
Chair of the Executive Committee of the Young Moderates

1991-1994
Alternate of the Riksdag Committee on Taxation

1991-
Member of the Riksdag

1991-
Secretary to the Stockholm City Commissioner
1990-1991 Deputy Secretary to the Stockholm City Commissioner

1990-1992
Member of the Executive Committee of the Young Moderates

1990-1992
Chair of the Regional Section of the Young Moderates in Stockholm

1988-1990
Deputy Chair of the Regional Section of the Young Moderates in Stockholm

1986, 1987
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken in Täby

1986
Deputy Chair of the Swedish Conscripts Council of the Swedish Defence Staff
Other

1997-1999
President of the Youth of the European Peoples Party

1995-1997
Chair of the Democratic Youth Community of Europe

1989-1990
Member of the Board of the Swedish National Union of Students

1985-1986
Deputy Chair of the Swedish Central Conscripts Council

Source: www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/7499/a/70390