Branting I Cabinet

The first cabinet of Hjalmar Branting (Swedish: Regeringen Branting I) was the cabinet of Sweden between 10 March 1920 and 27 October 1920.

It was the first social democracy based cabinet and a minority government. After that The Riksdag didn't pass the government's proposition concerning the reformation of the taxationsystem, they ordered two investigations, about industrial democracy and the socialisation of private companies (Socialiseringsnämnden).

In the general election, 1920 the Swedish Social Democratic Party lost 11 seats in the parliament. In the Riksdag the liberals were the weight between the Social Democratic Party and the Right party. In the general election, 1921 no party wanted to take over as government; so the king added a public administration, Cabinet of Louis De Geer, with Louis De Geer as prime minister.

Ministers and MinistriesEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister,
Head of the Prime Minister's Office
 Hjalmar Branting10 March 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
 Erik Palmstierna10 March 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice,
Head of the Ministry of Justice
 Östen Undén10 March 192030 June 1920Social Democratic
 Assar Åkerman30 June 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence,
Head of the Ministry of Defence
 Per Albin Hansson[1]10 March 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Sea Minister Bernhard Eriksson10 March 192030 June 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Civilian Affairs
Minister of Civilian Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Civilian Affairs
 Carl Svensson10 March 192030 June 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
 Bernhard Eriksson1 July 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Finance
Minister of Fininace Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson10 March 192030 June 1920Social Democratic
 Rickard Sandler1 July 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Education, Research and Culture
Minister of Education Olof Olsson30 June 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture Olof Nilsson30 June 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications
Minister of Trade Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson1 July 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
Other Ministers
Konsultativt statsråd Rickard Sandler10 March 192030 June 1920Social Democratic
 William Linder1 July 192027 October 1920Social Democratic
 Torsten Nothin30 June 192027 October 1920Social Democratic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Served as Minister for War between 10 March 1920 and 30 June 1920.

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Preceded by
Edén
Cabinet of Sweden
1920
Succeeded by
De Geer d.y.