Ulf Kristersson

Ulf Hjalmar Ed Kristersson (born 29 December 1963) is a Swedish politician who has served as Prime Minister of Sweden since October 2022. He has been the leader of the Moderate Party (M) since October 2017 and a member of the Riksdag (MP) for Södermanland County since 2014 and for Stockholm County from 1991 to 2000.[1] He previously served as Minister for Social Security from 2010 to 2014 and as Chairman of the Moderate Youth League from 1988 to 1992.[2]

Ulf Kristersson
Kristersson at the EPP Congress in Rotterdam in May 2022
Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
18 October 2022
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyEbba Busch
Preceded byMagdalena Andersson
Leader of the Moderate Party
Assumed office
1 October 2017
Deputy
Party Secretary
Preceded byAnna Kinberg Batra
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 October 2017  18 October 2022
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister
Preceded byAnna Kinberg Batra
Succeeded byMagdalena Andersson
Minister for Social Security
In office
5 October 2010  3 October 2014
Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded byCristina Husmark Pehrsson
Succeeded byAnnika Strandhäll
Chairman of the Moderate Youth League
In office
26 November 1988  24 October 1992
Preceded byBeatrice Ask
Succeeded byFredrik Reinfeldt
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
4 October 2014
ConstituencySödermanland County
In office
5 October 1991  30 April 2000
ConstituencyStockholm Municipality
Personal details
Born
Ulf Hjalmar Kristersson

(1963-12-29) 29 December 1963 (age 58)
Lund, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
Spouse
Birgitta Ed
(m. 1991)
Children3
ResidenceSager House
Alma materUppsala University
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Branch/service Swedish Army
Years of service1983–1984

On 11 December 2014, he was appointed Shadow Finance Minister of the Moderate Party and economic policy spokesperson. On 1 October 2017 Kristersson was elected party leader of the Moderate Party after Anna Kinberg Batra stepped down.[3][4] Under his leadership, M has opened up to the Sweden Democrats (SD) and, by late 2021, had formed an informal right-wing alliance with them and two center-right parties of the dissolved Alliance. In the 2022 Swedish general election, that bloc obtained a majority in the Riksdag, leading to Kristersson's election as Prime Minister on 17 October.[5]


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