Branting III Cabinet

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The third cabinet of Hjalmar Branting was the cabinet of Sweden between 14 October 1924 and 24 February 1925.

When the cabinet of Trygger resigned on 14 October 1924, Hjalmar Branting took office as prime minister for the third time. Due to health reasons, the government was changed on 24 February 1925 to the cabinet of Rickard Sandler.

Background[edit]

After an even election result in the general election, 1921 the Swedish Social Democratic Party got 104 seats in the Riksdag, but the Right party and the Farmers' League did also increased theirs. Both sides took votes from the liberals. King Gustaf V had tried to ask Carl Gustaf Ekman to form a government based on the Right party, but without success. He then turned to Hjalmar Branting, whom declared that he would form a social democratic government, not a coalition government. After many discussions, the party formed a cabinet, with newer and younger names as ministers, excluding older and more known names.

The government decreased the fundings of the defence forces. When Branting got ill in November 1924, it was clear that he would not recover. Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson were the self-evident successor, but he also got sick. On 19 January 1925, Branting declared his resignation as prime minister. After many discussions in the cabinet, he was succeeded by Rickard Sandler on 22 January.

Ministers and Ministries[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister,
Head of the Prime Minister's Office
Hjalmar Branting 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Östen Undén 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice,
Head of the Ministry of Justice
Torsten Nothin 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence,
Head of the Ministry of Defence
Per Albin Hansson 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Gustav Möller 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Communications
Minister of Communications Viktor Larsson 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Finance
Minister of Fininace Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Education, Research and Culture
Minister of Education Olof Olsson 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture Sven Linders 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications
Minister of Trade Rickard Sandler 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Other Ministers
Konsultativt statsråd Rickard Sandler 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Ernst Wigforss 14 October 1924 24 February 1925
Karl Levinson 14 October 1924 24 February 1925

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Preceded by
Trygger
Cabinet of Sweden
1924–1925
Succeeded by
Sandler