Palme II Cabinet

The second cabinet of Olof Palme (Swedish: Regeringen Palme II) was the cabinet and Government of Sweden from 8 October 1982 until his assassination on 28 February 1986. The cabinet stayed in office as a caretaker government until 12 March 1986.

Palme's Second Cabinet
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46th Cabinet of Sweden
Date formed8 October 1982
Date dissolved12 March 1986
People and organisations
Head of stateCarl XVI Gustaf
Head of governmentOlof Palme
Ingvar Carlsson
Member partySocial Democrats
Status in legislatureSingle-party minority government
Opposition partyModerate Party
Opposition leaderUlf Adelsohn
History
Election(s)1982 general election
1985 general election
Legislature term(s)1982-1985
1985-1988
Outgoing formationAssassination of Olof Palme
PredecessorThorbjörn Fälldin's Third Cabinet
SuccessorIngvar Carlsson's First Cabinet

The cabinet was a single-party minority government consisting of the Social Democrats. The cabinet was led by Prime Minister Olof Palme who had led his party to victory in the 1982 general election. Olof Palme had previously been Prime Minister from October 1969 until defeat in the 1976 general election.

The cabinet resigned on 12 March 1986 as Olof Palme had been assassinated on 28 February 1986. From 28 February to 12 March 1986 the cabinet was led by Deputy Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson whose first cabinet succeeded on 12 March 1986.

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister Olof Palme8 October 198228 February 1986Social Democratic
 Ingvar Carlsson28 February 198612 March 1986Social Democratic
Deputy Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Foreign Affairs Lennart Bodström8 October 198217 October 1985Social Democratic
 Sten Andersson17 October 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Finance Kjell-Olof Feldt8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Education Lena Hjelm-Wallén8 October 198217 October 1985Social Democratic
 Lennart Bodström17 October 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Justice Ove Rainer8 October 198210 November 1983Social Democratic
 Sten Wickbom15 November 198312 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Health and Social Affairs Sten Andersson8 October 198217 October 1995Social Democratic
 Gertrud Sigurdsen17 October 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Employment Anna-Greta Leijon8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Agriculture Svante Lundkvist8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Defence Börje Andersson8 October 19821 December 1982Social Democratic
 Curt Boström1 December 198217 January 1983Social Democratic
 Anders Thunborg17 January 198314 October 1985Social Democratic
 Roine Carlsson14 October 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Communications Curt Boström8 October 198230 June 1985Social Democratic
 Sven Hulterström30 June 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for the Interior Bo Holmberg8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Housing Hans Gustafsson8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for the Environment Ingvar Carlsson17 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Minister for Enterprise Thage G. Peterson8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Ministers without portfolio
Energy Birgitta Dahl8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
School Bengt Göransson8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Foreign Trade Mats Hellström8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic
Salaries and Consumer Bengt K Å Johansson17 October 198512 March 1996Social Democratic
International Development Cooperation Lena Hjelm-Wallén17 October 198512 March 1986Social Democratic
Migration Anita Gradin8 October 198212 March 1986Social Democratic

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Preceded by
Thorbjörn Fälldin's Third Cabinet
Cabinet of Sweden
1982–1986
Succeeded by
Ingvar Carlsson's First Cabinet