Hansson III Cabinet

The third cabinet of Per Albin Hansson (Swedish: Regeringen Hansson III) was the cabinet of Sweden between 13 December 1939 and 31 July 1945. It consisted of members from the Social Democratic Party, the Farmers' League, the People's Party and the National Organization of the Right.

It was a national unity government formed for reasons of national stability during World War II, and its constituent parties represented 219 out of the 230 seats in the Parliament of Sweden since the 1936 general election. Two parties of the 1936–1940 parliament were kept out of the government, the pro-Soviet Communist Party and the Socialist Party, which veered between Communist and Nazi positions, and lost its parliamentary representation in 1940. After the 1940 general election, the government represented 227 out of the 230 seats in parliament, and after 1944 general election, 215 out of 230.

After the end of World War II, the coalition government was dissolved on 31 July 1945, and was replaced by a government consisting only of social democrat ministers, as this party held 115 out of 230 seats in parliament.

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister,
Head of the Prime Minister's Office
 Per Albin Hansson13 December 193931 July 1945Social Democratic
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice,
Head of the Ministry of Justice
 Karl Gustaf Westman13 December 193930 August 1943Farmers' League
 Thorwald Bergquist30 August 194331 July 1945People's Party
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
 Christian Günther13 December 193931 July 1945Independent
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence,
Head of the Ministry of Defence
 Per Edvin Sköld13 December 193931 July 1945Social Democratic
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
 Gustav Möller13 December 193931 July 1945Social Democratic
Ministry for Communications
Minister for Communications,
Head of the Ministry of Communications
 Gustaf Andersson in Rasjön13 December 193930 September 1944People's Party
 Fritiof Domö30 September 194431 July 1945Right
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance,
Head of the Ministry of Finance
 Ernst Wigforss13 December 193931 July 1945Social Democratic
Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
 Gösta Bagge13 December 193915 December 1944Right
 Georg Andrén15 December 194431 July 1945Right
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister for Agriculture,
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture
 Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp13 December 193931 July 1945Farmers' League
Ministry of Enterprise
Minister of Enterprise,
Head of the Ministry of Enterprise
 Fritiof Domö13 December 19397 March 1941Right
 Herman Eriksson7 March 194130 September 1944Social Democratic
 Bertil Ohlin30 September 194431 July 1945People's Party
Ministry of Management of the Economy
Minister for Management of the Economy,
Head of the Ministry of Management of the Economy
 Herman Eriksson13 December 19397 March 1941Social Democratic
 Axel Gjöres7 March 194131 July 1945Social Democratic
Ministers without portfolio
Law consult Nils Quensel13 December 193911 October 1940Independent
 Edgar Rosander11 October 194030 September 1944Independent
 Gunnar Danielson30 September 194431 July 1945Social Democratic
Law consult Thorwald Bergquist13 December 193930 August 1943People's Party
 Nils Quensel30 August 194331 July 1945Independent
Minister of Fuel Fritiof Domö7 March 194130 September 1944Right
 Axel Rubbestad30 September 194431 July 1945Farmers' League
Minister without of portfolio in questions
regarding Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Defence
 Knut G. Ewerlöf7 March 194131 July 1945Right
Minister of Civil Affairs Axel Rubbestad30 August 194330 September 1944Farmers' League
Minister of Civil Affairs and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Affairs Tage Erlander30 September 194431 July 1945Social Democratic
 
The newly formed government assembled at Stockholm Palace in December 1939. From left to right: Bagge, Andersson, Bergquist, Möller, Westman, Quensel, Günther, Domö, Hansson (carrying a briefcase), Wigforss, Sköld, Pehrsson-Bramstorp, Eriksson.

ReferencesEdit

Preceded by
Hansson II
Cabinet of Sweden
1939–1945
Succeeded by
Hansson IV