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Thorbjörn Fälldin
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Thorbjörn Fälldin (1967)
27th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
8 October 1976 – 18 October 1978
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Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Deputy Per Ahlmark (1976–1978)
Ingemar Mundebo (1978)
Preceded by Olof Palme
Succeeded by Ola Ullsten
In office
12 October 1979 – 2 October 1982
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Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Deputy Ingemar Mundebo (1979–1980)
Ola Ullsten (1980–1982)
Preceded by Ola Ullsten
Succeeded by Olof Palme
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1971 – 8 October 1976
Prime Minister Olof Palme
Preceded by Gunnar Hedlund
Succeeded by Olof Palme
Personal details
Born (1926-04-24)24 April 1926
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Died 23 July 2016(2016-07-23) (aged 90)
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Political party Centre Party
Spouse(s) Solveig Fälldin
Profession Farmer

Nils Olof Thorbjörn Fälldin (24 April 1926 – 23 July 2016) was a Swedish politician.

He was the Prime Minister of Sweden in three times, but in different terms. First was from 1976 to 1982, and leader of the Swedish Centre Party from 1971 to 1985. On his first appointment in 1976, he was the first non-Social Democrat Prime Minister for forty years and the first since the 1930s not to have worked as a professional politician since his teens.

Fälldin died at his farm in Högsjö, Ångermanland on 23 July 2016, aged 90.


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