Minister of the Interior (Sweden)

The Minister of the Interior (Swedish: Inrikesministern) is a cabinet minister within the Swedish Government and appointed by the Prime Minister of Sweden.

Minister of the Interior
Inrikesministern
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Incumbent
Mikael Damberg

since 21 January 2019
Ministry of Justice
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthServes at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holderEije Mossberg
Formation1947
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The minister is responsible for issues regarding the Swedish Police Authority and combating terrorism. The current Minister of the Interior is Mikael Damberg, appointed on 21 January 2019.

List of officeholdersEdit

Minister of the Interior 1947–1973Edit

Portrait Minister of the Interior
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 Eije Mossberg
(1908–1997)
1 July 19471 October 19514 years, 92 daysSocial DemocraticSErlander I
 Gunnar Hedlund
(1900–1989)
1 October 195131 October 19576 years, 30 daysFarmers' LeagueSBFErlander II
 Rune B. Johansson
(1915–1982)
31 October 195725 January 196911 years, 86 daysSocial DemocraticSErlander III
 Eric Holmqvist
(1917–2009)
25 January 19693 November 19734 years, 282 daysSocial DemocraticSErlander III
Palme I
 Ingemund Bengtsson
(1919–2000)
3 November 197331 December 197358 daysSocial DemocraticSPalme I
Position abolished between 1973 and 1996

Minister of the Interior 1996–1998Edit

 Jörgen Andersson
(born 1946)
1 July 19966 October 19982 years, 97 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
 Lars Engqvist
(born 1945)
6 October 199816 November 199841 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
 Lars-Erik Lövdén
(born 1950)
16 November 199831 December 199845 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
Position abolished between 1998 and 2014

Minister of the Interior 2014–presentEdit

 Anders Ygeman
(born 1970)
3 October 201427 July 20172 years, 297 daysSocial DemocraticSMPLöfven
 Morgan Johansson
(born 1970)
27 July 201721 January 20191 year, 178 daysSocial DemocraticSMPLöfven I
 Mikael Damberg
(born 1970)
21 January 2019Incumbent1 year, 257 daysSocial DemocraticSMPLöfven II