Marita Ulvskog

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Marita Ulvskog
MEP
Marita Ulvskog inför EU-valet i maj 2014.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
13 June 2009
Constituency Sweden
Secretary of the Social Democratic Party
In office
10 September 2004 – 10 March 2009
Leader Göran Persson
Mona Sahlin
Preceded by Lars Stjernkvist
Succeeded by Ibrahim Baylan
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
31 October 2003 – 31 May 2004
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Margareta Winberg
Succeeded by Lars Engqvist
Minister for Culture and Sports
In office
22 March 1996 – 13 September 2004
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Margot Wallström
Succeeded by Leif Pagrotsky
Minister for Interior Affairs
In office
7 October 1994 – 22 March 1996
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Inger Davidsson
Succeeded by Jörgen Andersson
Member of the Swedish Parliament
In office
20 September 1998 – 16 June 2009
Constituency Gothenburg
Personal details
Born Marita Helena Ulvskog
(1951-11-04) 4 November 1951 (age 65)
Luleå, Sweden
Political party  Swedish
Social Democratic Party
 EU
Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Alma mater Stockholm University
Religion Church of Sweden

Marita Helena Ulvskog (born 4 September 1951) is a Swedish politician and Member of the European Parliament from Sweden. She is a member of the Social Democrats, part of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She was a member of the Parliament of Sweden 1998-2009. She was the Swedish Minister for Home Affairs from 1994 to 1996 and Minister for Culture from 1996 to 2004. She was the party secretary of the Social Democrats 2004-2009.

On 30 September 2008 it was revealed that Ulvskog would be the number one candidate[clarification needed] for the Social Democrats in the 2009 European Parliament election although she during the 90's was involved in the critical debate on EU. She was elected with the strong support of personal votes[clarification needed] and now serves as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). She is the vice president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats at the European parliament.

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