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The government of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy based on parliamentary democracy. The affairs of the government of Sweden are directed by a cabinet of ministers, which is led by the Prime Minister. The cabinet and the Prime Minister are responsible for their actions to the Riksdag, which is the parliament. The second branch of parliament is the King, who since 15 September 1973 has been His Majesty, King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden.

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Head of State

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, since 15 September 1973.

Head of government

Head of Government: Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Cabinet: Ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister and announced to the parliament.
Elections: The Prime Minister is first appointed by the Speaker of Parliament and then confirmed by Parliament.
Election results 2006: Fredrik Reinfeldt (Moderate Party) elected Prime Minister on October 5, 2006 after the victory for Alliance for Sweden in the Swedish general election, 2006. The new government was presented on October 6, 2006.

Government ministries and offices

Present cabinet

See also: List of cabinets of Sweden for old governments.
Portfolio Minister Political party Took office
Prime Minister's Office
Prime Minister,
Head of the Prime Minister's Office
Fredrik Reinfeldt Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson Centre Party October 6, 2006
Minister for EU Affairs Cecilia Malmström Liberal People's Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Justice
Minister for Justice,
Head of the Ministry of Justice
Beatrice Ask Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy Tobias Billström Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs,
Head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Carl Bildt Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Minister for Foreign Trade Ewa Björling Moderate Party September 12, 2007
Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Defence
Minister for Defence,
Head of the Ministry of Defence
Sten Tolgfors Moderate Party September 5, 2007
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Minister for Health and Social Affairs,
Head of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
Göran Hägglund Christian Democrats October 6, 2006
Minister for Elderly Care and Public Health Maria Larsson Christian Democrats October 6, 2006
Minister for Social Security Cristina Husmark Pehrsson Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Finance
Minister for Finance,
Head of the Ministry of Finance
Anders Borg Moderate Party October 6, 2006
Minister for Local Government and Financial Markets Mats Odell Christian Democrats October 6, 2006
Ministry of Education and Research
Minister for Education, Minister for Schools,
Head of the Ministry of Education and Research
Jan Björklund Liberal People's Party September 7, 2007
Minister for Higher Education and Research Tobias Krantz Liberal People's Party June 17, 2009
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries,
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Eskil Erlandsson Centre Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of the Environment
Minister for the Environment,
Head of the Ministry of the Environment
Andreas Carlgren Centre Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Minister for Enterprise and Energy,
Deputy Prime Minister,
Head of the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
Maud Olofsson Centre Party October 6, 2006
Minister for Communications Åsa Torstensson Centre Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality
Minister for Integration and Gender Equality,
Head of the Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality
Nyamko Sabuni Liberal People's Party October 6, 2006
Ministry of Culture
Minister for Culture,
Head of the Ministry of Culture
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth Moderate Party October 24, 2006
Ministry of Employment
Minister for Employment,
Head of the Ministry of Employment
Sven Otto Littorin Moderate Party October 6, 2006

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References

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