Margareta Winberg

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Gun Margareta Winberg (born Gustafsson 13 August 1947) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. Winberg held various ministerial posts in the Third cabinet of Ingvar Carlsson and Cabinet of Göran Persson from 1994 to 2003, and was Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden from 2002 to 2003.[1] She was Minister for Agriculture from 1994 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 2002, Minister for Labour from 1996 to 1998, and in addition held the position of Minister for Gender Equality from 1998 to 2003.

Within the Social Democrats, she had a eurosceptic profile, and was one of two ministers campaigning for the "no" side in the 1994 referendum on Sweden's membership in the European Union. She similarly was against adopting the euro, but as deputy prime minister, she held a low profile in the 2003 referendum on the issue.

From 2003 to 2007, she served as Sweden's ambassador to Brazil.

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  1. ^ Members of the Swedish Government 1946-, Government of Sweden, accessed 2010-07-09

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karl Erik Olsson
Swedish Minister for Agriculture
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Annika Åhnberg
Preceded by
Anders Sundström
Swedish Minister for Labour
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Björn Rosengren
Preceded by
Annika Åhnberg
Swedish Minister for Agriculture
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Ann-Christin Nykvist
Preceded by
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Marita Ulvskog
Preceded by
Ulrica Messing
Swedish Minister for Gender Equality
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Mona Sahlin