Palme II Cabinet

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Palme's Second Cabinet
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46th Cabinet of Sweden
Date formed 8 October 1982
Date dissolved 12 March 1986
People and organisations
Head of government Olof Palme
Ingvar Carlsson
Head of state Carl XVI Gustaf
Member party Social Democrats
Status in legislature Single-party minority government
Opposition party Moderate Party
Opposition leader Ulf Adelsohn
History
Election(s) 1982 general election
1985 general election
Legislature term(s) 1982-1985
1985-1988
Outgoing formation Assassination of Olof Palme
Previous Thorbjörn Fälldin's Third Cabinet
Successor Ingvar Carlsson's First Cabinet

The second cabinet of Olof Palme was the cabinet and Government of Sweden from 8 October 1982 until his assassination on 28 February 1986. The cabinet stayed in office as caretaker government until 12 March 1986.

The cabinet was a single-party minority government consisting the Social Democrats. The cabinet was led by Prime Minister Olof Palme who had led his party to victory in the 1982 general election. Olof Palme had previously been Prime Minister from 1969 until defeat in the 1976 general election.

The cabinet resigned on 12 March 1986 as Olof Palme had been assassinated on 28 February 1986. From 28 February to 12 March 1986 the cabinet was led by Deputy Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson whose first cabinet succeeded on 12 March 1986.

Ministers[edit]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister   Olof Palme 8 October 1982 28 February 1986 Social Democratic
  Ingvar Carlsson 28 February 1986 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Deputy Prime Minister   Ingvar Carlsson 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Foreign Affairs   Lennart Bodström 8 October 1982 17 October 1985 Social Democratic
  Sten Andersson 17 October 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Finance   Kjell-Olof Feldt 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Education   Lena Hjelm-Wallén 8 October 1982 17 October 1985 Social Democratic
  Lennart Bodström 17 October 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Justice   Ove Rainer 8 October 1982 10 November 1983 Social Democratic
  Sten Wickbom 15 November 1983 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Health and Social Affairs   Sten Andersson 8 October 1982 17 October 1995 Social Democratic
  Gertrud Sigurdsen 17 October 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Employment   Anna-Greta Leijon 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Agriculture   Svante Lundkvist 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Defence   Börje Andersson 8 October 1982 1 December 1982 Social Democratic
  Curt Boström 1 December 1982 17 January 1983 Social Democratic
  Anders Thunborg 17 January 1983 14 October 1985 Social Democratic
  Roine Carlsson 14 October 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Communications   Curt Boström 8 October 1982 30 June 1985 Social Democratic
  Sven Hulterström 30 June 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for the Interior   Bo Holmberg 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Housing   Hans Gustafsson 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for the Environment   Ingvar Carlsson 17 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Minister for Enterprise   Thage G. Peterson 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Ministers without portfolio
Energy   Birgitta Dahl 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
School   Bengt Göransson 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Foreign Trade   Mats Hellström 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Salary's and Consumer   Bengt K Å Johansson 17 October 1985 12 March 1996 Social Democratic
International Development Cooperation   Lena Hjelm-Wallen 17 October 1985 12 March 1986 Social Democratic
Migration   Anita Gradin 8 October 1982 12 March 1986 Social Democratic

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Preceded by
Thorbjörn Fälddin's Third Cabinet
Cabinet of Sweden
1982–1986
Succeeded by
Ingvar Carlsson's First Cabinet