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Karin Söder
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Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
8 October 1976 – 18 October 1978
Prime Minister Thorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded by Sven Andersson
Succeeded by Hans Blix
Minister for Health and Social Affairs
In office
12 October 1979 – 8 October 1982
Prime Minister Thorbjörn Fälldin
Preceded by Gabriel Romanus
Succeeded by Sten Andersson
Personal details
Karin Ann-Marie Söder

(1928-06-22)22 June 1928
Kil, Värmland
Died 19 December 2015(2015-12-19) (aged 87)
Political party Centre Party
Occupation Teacher

Karin Ann-Marie Söder (30 November 1928 – 19 December 2015) was a Swedish Centre Party politician. She was a member of the Swedish cabinet between 1976-1978 and again in 1979. She was the first female leader of a major political party in Sweden. She also was of the first female foreign ministers in the world. She also worked successful for Systembolaget not being opened on Saturdays.

Party political offices

Preceded by
Thorbjörn Fälldin
Chairman of the Centre Party of Sweden
Succeeded by
Olof Johansson
Political offices
Preceded by
Sven Andersson
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Hans Blix
Preceded by
Gabriel Romanus
Minister for Health and Social Affairs
Succeeded by
Sten Andersson
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