Branting II Cabinet

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Sitting from the left: Thorsson, Branting, Lindqvist. Standing from the left: Olsson, Nothin, Schlyter, Åkerman, Linders, Hansson, Örne, Sandler, Svensson.
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The second cabinet of Hjalmar Branting was the cabinet of Sweden between 13 October 1921 and 19 April 1923.

In the general election, 1921 the Swedish Social Democratic Party got 36,2% of the votes and Hjalmar Branting got the majority to form a government.

The discussions in the beginning of the 1920s concerning the trade of alcohol, had forced all of the parties to take position. In 1920 the congress of the Social Democratic Party declared that The Riksdag shouldn't accept a ban of alcohol if not the referendum gave two-thirds majority for a ban. The government ordered a prohibition referendum, that ended with a meagre majority for the opposition.

In 1922, the Riksdag had decided that employees in a labour market conflict shouldn't get unemployment support. I the beginning of 1923 a conflict emerged within the industry and 4 000 workers got suspended from supportive by the unemployment commission. The government suggested in a proposition to the Riksdag that the right to support should remain for the workers that have been in unemployment for at least six months. When the proposition didn't pass the first chamber the government resigned at 6 April 1923.

Ministers and Ministries[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister,
Head of the Prime Minister's Office
  Hjalmar Branting 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice,
Head of the Ministry of Justice
  Assar Åkerman 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence,
Head of the Ministry of Defence
  Per Albin Hansson 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
  Bernhard Eriksson 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry for Communications
Minister for Communications,
Head of the Ministry of Communications
  Anders Örne 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance,
Head of the Ministry of Finance
  Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
  Olof Olsson 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister for Agriculture,
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture
  Sven Linders 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Minister for Trade   Carl Svensson 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
Other Ministers
Konsultativt statsråd   Rickard Sandler 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
  Torsten Nothin 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic
  Karl Schlyter 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democratic

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Preceded by
von Sydow
Cabinet of Sweden
1921–1923
Succeeded by
Trygger