Minister for Defence (Sweden)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Minister for Defence of Sweden
Statsråd och chef för försvarsdepartementet
Försvarsdepartementet vapen.svg
Ministry coat of arms
Karin Enström.jpg
Incumbent
Karin Enström

since April 18, 2012
Ministry of Defence
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term,
serves at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Per Albin Hansson
Formation 1920
Deputy State Secretary for Defence
Website www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2060

The Minister for Defence of Sweden (Swedish: försvarsminister; formal title: Swedish: statsråd och chef för försvarsdepartementet) is a member of the Government of Sweden (Swedish: Regeringen). The Minister heads the Ministry for Defence and is appointed and dismissed at the sole discretion of the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Although the Minister for Defence heads the Ministry of Defence, the Minister cannot as a general rule issue directives in his/her own right to the Supreme Commander or any other agency director-general in the defence portfolio due to the Swedish prohibition on ministerial rule, unless such authority is provided for in specific statutory provisions.

Between 1840 and 1920, what corresponds to the Ministry for Defence today, was divided in two separate ministries with their own minister: one for the army affairs (Swedish: Landförsvarsdepartmentet) and one for the naval affairs (Swedish: Sjöförsvarsdepartementet).

The current Minister for Defence is Karin Enström, who was appointed on April 18, 2012.

List of Swedish Ministers for Defence[edit]

Ministers for War (1840-1920)[edit]

Ministers for Naval Affairs (1840-1920)[edit]

Ministers for Defence (1920-)[edit]

Parties
Status
  Denotes acting Minister for Defence
No. Portrait Minister
(Born–Died)
Tenure Political party Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
1 Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
1 July 1920 27 October 1920 0 years, 118 days Social Democrats Branting (I)
2 Carl-Gustaf Hammarskjöld.JPG Carl Gustaf Hammarskjöld
(1865–1940)
27 October 1920 6 June 1921 0 years, 222 days General Electoral League De Geer
von Sydow
3 Otto Lybeck
(1871–1947)
6 June 1921 13 October 1921 0 years, 129 days Independent
4 Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
13 October 1921 19 April 1923 1 year, 188 days Social Democrats Branting (II)
5 Carl Malmroth
(1874–1934)
19 April 1923 18 October 1924 1 year, 182 days Independent Trygger
6 Per Albin Hansson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Per Albin Hansson
(1885–1946)
18 October 1924 7 June 1926 1 year, 232 days Social Democrats Branting (III)
Sandler
7 Gustav Rosén - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Gustav Rosén
(1876–1942)
7 June 1926 2 October 1928 2 years, 117 days Liberal Party Ekman (I)
8 Försvarsmin Harald Malmberg 1959.JPG Harald Malmberg
(1879–1948)
2 October 1928 7 June 1930 1 year, 248 days General Electoral League Lindman (II)
9 Carl Gustaf Ekman.jpg Carl Gustaf Ekman
(1872–1945)
7 June 1930 19 June 1931 1 year, 12 days Freeminded People's Party Ekman (II)
10 Anton Rundqvist
(1885–1973)
19 June 1931 24 September 1932 1 year, 97 days Independent Hamrin
11 Ivar Vennerström - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Ivar Vennerström
(1881–1945)
24 September 1932 19 June 1936 3 years, 269 days Social Democrats Hansson (I)
12 Janne Nilsson - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Janne Nilsson
(1882–1938)
19 June 1936 9 December 1938 2 years, 173 days Farmer's League Pehrsson-Bramstorp
Hansson (II)
13 Per Edvin Sköld - Sveriges styresmän.jpg Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
16 December 1938 31 July 1945 6 years, 227 days Social Democrats Hansson (II)
Hansson (III)
14 Allan Vougt.jpg Allan Vougt
(1895–1953)
31 July 1945 1 October 1951 6 years, 62 days Social Democrats Hansson (IV)
Erlander (I)
15 Torsten Nilsson.jpg Torsten Nilsson
(1905–1997)
1 October 1951 22 March 1957 5 years, 172 days Social Democrats Erlander (II)
16 Försvarsminister Sven Andersson.jpg Sven Andersson
(1910–1987)
22 March 1957 31 October 1973 16 years, 223 days Social Democrats Erlander (II)
Erlander (III)
Palme (I)
17 Eric Holmqvist
(1917–2009)
31 October 1973 8 October 1976 2 years, 343 days Social Democrats
18 Eric Krönmark
(born 1931)
8 October 1976 18 October 1978 2 years, 10 days Moderate Party Fälldin (I)
19 Lars de Geer
(1922–2002)
18 October 1978 12 October 1979 0 years, 359 days People's Party Ullsten
20 Eric Krönmark
(born 1931)
12 October 1979 5 May 1981 1 year, 205 days Moderate Party Fälldin (II)
- Anders Dahlgren
(1925–1986)
5 May 1981 22 May 1981 0 years, 17 days Centre Party Fälldin (III)
21 Torsten Gustafsson
(1920–1994)
22 May 1981 8 October 1982 1 year, 139 days Centre Party
22 Börje Andersson
(1930–1994)
8 October 1982 1 December 1982 0 years, 54 days Social Democrats Palme (II)
- Curt Boström
(born 1926)
1 December 1982 17 January 1983 0 years, 47 days Social Democrats
23 Anders Thunborg
(1934–2004)
17 January 1983 14 October 1985 2 years, 270 days Social Democrats
24 Roine Carlsson
(born 1937)
14 October 1985 4 October 1991 5 years, 355 days Social Democrats
Carlsson (I)
Carlsson (II)
25 Anders Bjorck i Uppsala Valborg2009 1.jpg Anders Björck
(born 1944)
4 October 1991 7 October 1994 2 years, 363 days Moderate Party Carl Bildt
26 File-Thage G. Peterson.jpg Thage G. Peterson
(born 1933)
7 October 1994 1 February 1997 2 years, 117 days Social Democrats Carlsson (III)
Persson
27 Björn von Sydow at Haga Palace.jpg Björn von Sydow
(born 1945)
1 February 1997 30 September 2002 5 years, 241 days Social Democrats
- Lena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
30 September 2002 22 October 2002 0 years, 22 days Social Democrats
- Per Nuder.jpg Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
22 October 2002 4 November 2002 0 years, 13 days Social Democrats
28 Leni Björklund.jpg Leni Björklund
(born 1944)
4 November 2002 6 October 2006 3 years, 336 days Social Democrats
29 Mikael Odenberg.jpg Mikael Odenberg
(born 1953)
6 October 2006 5 September 2007 0 years, 334 days Moderate Party Reinfeldt
30 Estpresident 1c300 5288 (cropped).jpg Sten Tolgfors
(born 1966)
5 September 2007 29 March 2012 4 years, 206 days Moderate Party
- Catharina-Elmsäter-Svärd B.jpg Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd
(born 1963)
29 March 2012 18 April 2012 0 years, 20 days Moderate Party
31 Karin Enström.jpg Karin Enström
(born 1966)
18 April 2012 Incumbent 2 years, 96 days Moderate Party

See also[edit]

External links[edit]