Ulf Kristersson elected Sweden's new Prime Minister

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Sweden's parliament on 17 October elected Ulf Kristersson, 59, leader of the Conservative Moderate Party, as the new Prime Minister.

Important facts

  • He will head a coalition that is also backed by a once radical right-wing party.

  • His government is expected to assume office on October 18.

  • His alliance consists of three parties. Although the coalition does not have a majority, in Sweden, the prime minister can rule as long as there is no majority against him in parliament.

  • His party emerged as the major winner in Sweden's 11 September general election, with a record 20.5 percent of the vote, behind outgoing Prime Minister Magdalena Andersen's Social Democrats.

  • The Social Democrats have dominated Swedish politics since the 1930s.

  • The new government plans to cut taxes, start the process of building new nuclear power plants, tighten immigration rules and give more police powers as part of a policy deal with the Sweden Democrats.

About Sweden

  • It is located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. 

  • The ancient name of the country was Svitiod.

  • Prime Minister - Ulf Kristersson

  • Capital - Stockholm

  • Currency - Swedish krona

  • King - Carl XVI Gustaf

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