Change of Government Council at the Royal Palace of Stockholm

Motiv: The King and The Crown Princess with Speaker Urban Ahlin and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven ahead of the change of Government. Photo: royalcourt.se

Motiv: The doors to the Cabinet Meeting Room are closed. Photo: royalcourt.se

On Friday 3 October, a Change of Government Council was held in the Cabinet Meeting Room at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King chairs cabinet meetings, and The Crown Princess also attends when the new Government meets and the formal change of Government takes place.

The new Government meets for the first time at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

The new Government meets for the first time at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Photo: royalcourt.se

The King and The Crown Princess greeted the new cabinet. Speaker Urban Ahlin spoke about the formation of the Government, after which The King declared that a change of Government had taken place in accordance with chapter 6, § 4 of the constitution.

After the meeting, The King and Queen hosted a cabinet lunch in Princess Sibylla's Apartments.

Sweden's new Government is led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and consists of 23 ministers in addition to the Prime Minister.

Ministerial responsibilities

The first minister at each ministry is the cabinet minister

Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister

Stefan Löfven (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Strategy, Future Issues and Nordic Cooperation

Kristina Persson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Justice

Minister for Justice and Migration

Morgan Johansson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Home Affairs

Anders Ygeman (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Margot Wallström (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for International Development Cooperation

Isabella Lövin (Green Party)

Ministry of Defence

Minister for Defence

Peter Hultqvist (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Minister for Social Security

Annika Strandhäll (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Public Health, Health Care and Sport

Gabriel Wikström (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality

Åsa Regnér (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Finance

Minister for Finance

Magdalena Andersson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs (and Deputy Minister for Finance)

Per Bolund (Green Party)

Minister for Public Administration

Ardalan Shekarabi (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Education and Research

Minister for Education

Gustav Fridolin (Green Party)

Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Aida Hadzialic (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Higher Education and Research

Helène Hellmark Knutsson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of the Environment

Minister for Climate and the Environment (and Deputy Prime Minister)

Åsa Romson (Green Party)

Minister for Energy

Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Enterprise

Minister for Enterprise and Innovation

Mikael Damberg (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Housing and Urban Development

Mehmet Kaplan (Green Party)

Minister for Infrastructure

Anna Johansson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Minister for Rural Affairs

Sven-Erik Bucht (Swedish Social Democratic Party)

Ministry of Culture

Minister for Culture and Democracy

Alice Bah Kuhnke (Green Party)

Ministry of Employment

Minister for Employment

Ylva Johansson (Swedish Social Democratic Party)