Hansson II Cabinet
The second cabinet of Per Albin Hansson (Swedish: Regeringen Hansson II) was the cabinet of Sweden from 1936 to 1939. It was a coalition cabinet consisting of the two parties: Social Democrats and the Farmers' League.
|Per Albin Hansson's second cabinet|
34th Cabinet of Sweden
|Date formed||28 September 1936|
|Date dissolved||13 December 1939|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Gustaf V|
|Head of government||Per Albin Hansson|
|Member party||Social Democrats|
|Status in legislature||Coalition majority government|
|Opposition party||General Electoral League|
Liberal People's Party
|Successor||Hansson's third cabinet|
Before the electionEdit
Since 1933, the Social Democrats had organized cooperation with the Farmers' League, when a historic compromise was reached between the parties regarding political collaboration, which was an important part of the Swedish model. This cooperation ceased temporarily in the summer of 1936, when Per Albin Hansson resigned his first cabinet. The reason for the resignation was that it did not get the support in parliament for its defense policy, even though it was only three months left to the autumn general election.
The task of forming a new government went to the Farmers' League's leader Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp. This so-called vacation government launched any reforms or implemented some changes in the law since the parliament was not collected. The fall elections were a major success for the Social Democrats, which gave rise to the Prime Minister to submit the government's resignation.
After the electionEdit
The task of forming a new government went back to Per Albin Hansson as to the general astonishment government began negotiations with the Farmers' League, possibly because the Social Democrats did not want to depend on any of the left parties in parliamentary polls. The Farmers' League received three ministerial posts: Pehrsson-Bramstorp as Minister for Agriculture, Karl Gustaf Westman as Minister for Justice, and Janne Nilsson as Minister for Defence. Together, the two parties in the coalition a majority in both chambers, to sklinnad from previous minority governments.
In the period leading to World War II, the Government implemented a number of social reforms, including expensive district grouping of basic pensions and the introduction of two weeks paid vacation for all workers.
When the Finnish Winter War broke out, the government resigned and instead formed a coalition government, consisted by the Social Democrats, the Farmers' League, the Liberal People's Party, and the National Organization of the Right.
- Hedenborg, Susanna; Kvarnström, Lars (2006). Det svenska samhället 1720–2000 (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Studentlitteratur. ISBN 91-44-01170-9.
| Cabinet of Sweden
October 15, 1936–December 13, 1939