Palme I Cabinet

The first cabinet of Olof Palme was the cabinet and government of Sweden from 14 October 1969[1] to 8 October 1976.[2]

Olof Palme's First Cabinet
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41st Cabinet of Sweden
Date formed14 October 1969
Date dissolved8 October 1976
People and organisations
KingGustaf VI Adolf (until 1973)
Carl XVI Gustaf
Head of governmentOlof Palme
Status in legislatureSingle-party majority government
(1969–1970)
Single-party minority government
(1970–1976)
Opposition partyCentre Party
Liberal People's Party
Moderate Party
Opposition leaderGunnar Hedlund (C)
(1969–1971)

Thorbjörn Fälldin (C)
(1971–1976)
History
Legislature term(s)1970–1973
1973–1976
PredecessorErlander III
SuccessorFälldin I

Swedish politics during the reign of this cabinet was eventful. During this period, a wave of major strikes broke out and the IB affair, a covert domestic espionage program perpetrated by the state was uncovered. The Norrmalmstorg robbery and subsequent hostage situation took place in 1973, and two years later the West German Embassy siege occurred.[3]

MinistersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister Olof Palme14 October 19698 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice Lennart Geijer14 October 19698 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs Torsten Nilsson14 October 196930 June 1971Social Democratic
 Krister Wickman30 June 19713 November 1973Social Democratic
 Sven Andersson3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for International Development Cooperation Gertrud Sigurdsen3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for Disarmament and Religious Affairs Alva Myrdal14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence Sven Andersson14 October 196931 October 1973Social Democratic
 Eric Holmqvist3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs Sven Aspling14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
Minister for Families, Youth and Immigrants Camilla Odhnoff14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
Ministry of Communications
Minister for Communications Bengt Norling14 October 19698 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Finance
Ministry for Finance Gunnar Sträng14 October 19698 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for Wages Bertil Löfberg14 October 19691 November 1975Social Democratic
Minister for Wages and Nordic Cooperation Kjell-Olof Feldt1 November 19758 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Education
Minister for Education Ingvar Carlsson14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
 Bertil Zachrisson3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for Teaching Sven Moberg14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
Minister for Schools Lena Hjelm-Wallén4 January 19748 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Agriculture
Minister for Agriculture Ingemund Bengtsson14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
 Svante Lundkvist3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Trade
Minister for Trade Gunnar Lange14 October 19699 October 1970Social Democratic
 Kjell-Olof Feldt3 October 19701 November 1975Social Democratic
Minister for Nordic Cooperation Kjell-Olof Feldt3 October 19701 November 1975Social Democratic
Ministry of the Interior/Ministry of Employment
Minister for the Interior Eric Holmquist14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
 Ingemund Bengtsson3 November 197331 December 1973Social Democratic
Minister for Employment Ingemund Bengtsson1 January 19748 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for Immigrants and Equality Anna-Greta Leijon3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Housing
Minister for Housing Ingvar Carlsson3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Public Administration
Minister of Public Administration Svante Lundkvist14 October 19693 November 1973Social Democratic
 Hans Gustafsson3 November 197331 December 1973Social Democratic
Minister for Counties and Municipalities Hans Gustafsson1 January 19748 October 1976Social Democratic
Minister for Religious Affairs Hans Gustafsson3 November 19738 October 1976Social Democratic
Ministry of Industry
Minister for Industry Krister Wickman14 October 196930 June 1971Social Democratic
 Rune B. Johansson30 June 19718 October 1976Social Democratic

ReferencesEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Östberg, Kjell (2009). När vinden vände. Olof Palme 1969–1986. Leopard Förlag. ISBN 978-9173433167.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "1969 | olofpalme.org". Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Tage Erlander avgår och Olof Palme tillträder". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  3. ^ Östberg (2009)