Anders Ygeman

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Anders Ygeman
Ygeman during the Almedalen week in 2016.
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
In office
30 November 2021 – 17 October 2022
Prime MinisterMagdalena Andersson
Preceded byMorgan Johansson
Succeeded byMaria Malmer Stenergard
Minister for Integration
In office
30 November 2021 – 17 October 2022
Prime MinisterMagdalena Andersson
Preceded byErik Ullenhag (2014)
Succeeded byJohan Pehrson
Minister for Sports
In office
30 November 2021 – 17 October 2022
Prime MinisterMagdalena Andersson
Preceded byAmanda Lind
Succeeded byJakob Forssmed
Minister for Energy
In office
21 January 2019 – 30 November 2021
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byIbrahim Baylan
Succeeded byKhashayar Farmanbar
Minister for Digital Development
In office
21 January 2019 – 30 November 2021
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byPeter Eriksson
Succeeded byKhashayar Farmanbar
Parliamentary Group Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the Riksdag
In office
27 July 2017 – 21 January 2019
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byTomas Eneroth
Succeeded byAnnelie Karlsson
Minister for Home Affairs
In office
3 October 2014 – 27 July 2017
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byMorgan Johansson
Personal details
Born (1970-06-17) 17 June 1970 (age 53)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
SpouseElisabeth Brandt-Ygeman

Anders Ingvar Ygeman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈânːdɛʂ ˈŷːɡɛˌman]; born 17 June 1970) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has served as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Minister for Integration and Minister for Sports since November 2021. He previously served in the Swedish Government as Minister for Energy and Minister for Digital Development from 2019 to 2021 and as Minister for Home Affairs from 2014 to 2017.[1] He has been a member of the Riksdag since 1996 (as a standby since 1995).


Ygeman grew up in Hagsätra and lived in Årsta, Stockholm. He is the son of journalist Ingvar Ygeman. In 1990, Ygeman studied criminology at Stockholm University for one semester, but dropped out without a degree.[2]

Anders Ygeman was liberated in 1990 from execution of military service. He has commented on his military training as following words: "I pulled in, but quickly moved out. After five days I requested a weapon-free service. Basically, I'm probably quite a pacifist."[2] Ygeman was the chairman of SSU of Stockholm in 1992-1996 and Deputy Chairman of the SSU in 1995-1997.

Ygeman is a parliamentarian since 1996.[3]

He is married to Elisabeth Brandt-Ygeman and together they have two children.


Minister for Home Affairs (2014-2017)[edit]

When the Löfven Cabinet started after the 2014 Swedish general election, Ygeman was appointed minister for home affairs. In the former Reinfeldt Cabinet, such a position did not exist. After the Charlie Hebdo shooting (6 January 2015) and the November 2015 attacks (both in Paris), Homeland security themes have gained importance. It is also a part of Sweden's domestic policy to cope with the European migrant crisis affecting Sweden.[4][5]

After the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, Ygeman presented a cross-border and anti-terrorism agreement. Among other things, the package included the criminalization of terrorist voyages, the end of the abuse of Swedish passports, the measures against illegal weapons and increased penalties for hand grenades and explosives, the investigation of secret data readings, and the possibility of sharing digital information for FRA, MUST and SÄPO at the National Center for Terrorism Assessments.[6]

On 26 July 2017, a majority in the Riksdag announced they would put forward a vote of confidence against him.[7] On 27 July 2017, he resigned from the cabinet. Subsequently, he was appointed Leader of the Social Democrats in the Swedish Riksdag.

Chairman of the Social Democrats in Stockholm (2016– )[edit]

On September 11, 2016, Anders Ygeman was elected as a new chairman of the Social Democrats in Stockholm after Veronica Palm. Ygeman was elected by a unanimous extraordinary annual meeting. Anders Ygeman represents Stockholm in the Riksdag since 1995. As the chairman of the Social Democrats in Stockholm, he is given responsibility to lead and develop politics and the organization.[8][9]


  1. ^ Anders Ygeman (s) - Riksdagen 2008-03-25
  2. ^ a b "Expressen". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Inrikesminister Anders Ygeman". Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  4. ^ Regeringskansliet, Regeringen och (24 November 2014). "The Government of Sweden". Regeringskansliet.
  5. ^ 28 January 2016: Sweden to expel up to 80,000 rejected asylum seekers
  6. ^ "Vad skulle vi ta oss till utan Anders Ygeman?". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ Oppositional Alliance calls for a vote of no confidence against 3 cabinet minister 2017-07-26
  8. ^ "Ygeman tar över S i Stockholm". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Ygeman tar över S i Stockholm". Retrieved 17 January 2018.

External links[edit]

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