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Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
was used up to the 1970s in Sweden; but is still used in diplomatic writing
|Member of||The Government
|Reports to||The Riksdag|
|Seat||Rosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Nominator||The Speaker of the Riksdag
following consultations with the party leaders in the Riksdag
|Appointer||The Speaker of the Riksdag
following a vote in the Riksdag
|Term length||No term limit
serves as long as the incumbent has majority support in the Riksdag
|Constituting instrument||1974 Instrument of Government|
|Inaugural holder||Louis Gerhard De Geer|
|Formation||20 March 1876|
|Deputy||Deputy to the Prime Minister|
|Salary||annual: 1,920,000 SEK
€207,478 / $229,968 / £147,239
(1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016)
The Prime Minister (Swedish: statsminister, literally "Minister of the State") is the head of government in Sweden. The office was created in 1876. Louis Gerhard De Geer, the architect behind the new bicameral Riksdag of 1866 that replaced the centuries-old Riksdag of the Estates, became the first officeholder in 1876.
Until 1974, the executive authority in Sweden had been exercised through the King in Council. Constitutional reform provided a new Instrument of Government which de jure established the parliamentary system and created a cabinet government with constitutional powers not derived from the Crown.
Living former Prime Ministers
born 9 November 1934
served 1986–1991 and 1994–1996
born 15 July 1949
born 20 January 1949
born 4 August 1965
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The Rosenbad building has functioned as the Prime Minister's Office (Statsrådsberedningen) since 1981.
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