Mikael Damberg

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Mikael Damberg
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Minister for Home Affairs
Assumed office
21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byMorgan Johansson
Minister for Enterprise
In office
3 October 2014 – 21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byAnnie Lööf
Succeeded byIbrahim Baylan
Leader of the Social Democrats
in the Swedish Riksdag
In office
23 February 2012 – 3 October 2014
Preceded byCarina Moberg
Succeeded byTomas Eneroth
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
30 September 2002
ConstituencyStockholm County
Personal details
Born (1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 47)
Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats
Alma materStockholm University

Lars Mikael Damberg (born 13 October 1971) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has been Minister for Home Affairs since 21 January 2019. He has been Member of the Riksdag since 2002, representing Stockholm County, and was leader of the Social Democrats in the Riksdag from 2012 to 2014.[1]

Political career and education[edit]

Damberg was born in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden. His father is the former Swedish Social Democratic party treasurer Nils-Gösta Damberg and his mother former chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Youth Riita-Liisa Damberg.[2] He joined the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League in the late 1980s and served as a member of the board of the organization between 1993 and 1997.[3] He also served as a member of the municipal council in Solna Municipality between 1991 and 2002.[3] He is chairman of the Social Democratic party district in Stockholm County since 2004.[3]

Between 1995 and 1997, Damberg worked as a political assistant to Minister for Defence Thage G. Peterson, and between 1997 and 1999 as political assistant and speechwriter to Prime Minister Göran Persson.[3] Between 1999 and 2003, he was chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League.[3] Damberg has served as a member of the Swedish parliament since 2002, representing the Stockholm County constituency.[1] In the parliament he served as deputy chairman of the Committee on Education and as a member of the War Delegation.[1] He has served as a member of the Committee on Education since 2002.[1] He previously served as a deputy member of the Committee on Defence between 2002 and 2006, and as a deputy member of the Committee on Finance between 2006 and 2010.[1]

Damberg earned a degree in public administration from Stockholm University in 2000.[3]

Damberg also attended the Bilderberg Meeting in 2015 in Telfs-Buchen, Austria.[4]

Ministerial appointments[edit]

Damberg was appointed Minister for Enterprise on 3 October 2014, serving in the cabinet of Stefan Löfven. He was later appointed Minister for Home Affairs on 21 January 2019 in the second Löfven Cabinet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Mikael Damberg (S)". Parliament of Sweden. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  2. ^ Holmqvist, Anette (5 August 1998). "En rappare tar över SSU". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CV" (PDF). Mikael Damberg/Swedish Social Democratic Party. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  4. ^ Bilderberg Meeting

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Niklas Nordström
Chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League
1999 – 2003
Succeeded by
Ardalan Shekarabi
Preceded by
Carina Moberg
Leader of the Social Democrats in the Riksdag
2012 –2014
Succeeded by
Tomas Eneroth
Government offices
Preceded by
Annie Lööf
Minister for Enterprise
2014–2019
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Baylan
Preceded by
Morgan Johansson
Minister for Home Affairs
2019–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent