Margareta Winberg

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Margareta Winberg
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Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
21 October 2002 – 31 October 2003
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Succeeded by Marita Ulvskog (Acting)
Minister of Gender Equality
In office
7 October 1998 – 21 October 2002
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Ulrica Messing
Succeeded by Mona Sahlin
Minister of Agriculture
In office
7 October 1998 – 21 October 2002
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Annika Åhnberg
Succeeded by Ann-Christin Nykvist
In office
7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Karl Erik Olsson
Succeeded by Annika Åhnberg
Minister of Employment
In office
22 March 1996 – 7 October 1998
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Anders Sundström
Succeeded by Björn Rosengren
Personal details
Born Gun Margareta Gustafsson
(1947-08-13) 13 August 1947 (age 68)
Sjuntorp, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Jörn Svensson
Children 3

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.

She became a very controversial figure in the public debate, after an interview she gave to the Swedish documentary The Gender War in 2005. In the second part of the two part documentary, Winberg expressed strong support for radical feminism, for the ideologist Eva Lundgren and for forcing institutes of higher education to teach feminist theory as fact, in order to change society.[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Members of the Swedish Government 1946-, Government of Sweden, accessed 2010-07-09
  2. ^ The Gender War (full documentary) Youtube link - english subtitles

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Karl Erik Olsson
Minister for Agriculture
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Annika Åhnberg
Preceded by
Anders Sundström
Minister for Labour
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Björn Rosengren
Preceded by
Annika Åhnberg
Minister for Agriculture
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Ann-Christin Nykvist
Preceded by
Ulrica Messing
Minister for Gender Equality
1998–2003
Succeeded by
Mona Sahlin
Preceded by
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2002–2003
Succeeded by
Marita Ulvskog
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Staffan Åberg
Swedish Ambassador to Brazil
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Annika Markovic