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She is Sweden´s new Minister of Healthcare

Today, Tuesday, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, who leads the Moderate Party and the centre-right coalition in Sweden, presented the government's new ministers. Christian Democrat Jakob Forssmed gets the role of Minister for Social Affairs and Acko Ankarberg Johansson (also of the Christian Democrat Party) becomes Minister for Health Care.

Jakob Forssmed has been a member of the Swedish Parliament since 2014 and has been the first deputy chairman of the Christian Democrats since 2015. He has now been appointed the new Minister for Social Affairs and head of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Acko Ankarberg Johansson becomes Minister for Health care. She began her political career for the Christian Democrats in 1986. Between 2006 and 2010, she was the chairwoman of the municipal board of Jönköping.

She has been chairwoman of the Parliament’s social affairs committee since 2018, a role she was recently re-elected to. She is also the Christian Democrats' healthcare policy spokesperson.

In recent years, the Christian Democrats have pushed the issues of, among other things, nationalising the regions, setting up a national care mediation and a primary care reform. The latter contains, among other things, a cap on the number of listed patients and the so-called queue billion – a performance-based compensation for regions that shorten the queues more than the care guarantee requires.

Other ministers in the Ministry of Social Affairs are Minister for Social Services Camilla Waltersson Grönvall (The Moderate Party) and Minister for the Elderly and Social Security Anna Tenje (The Moderate Party).

The new Minister of Education will be Mats Persson of The Liberal Party, with responsibility for higher education and research issues.

Complete list of new ministers in Sweden’s new Government:

Ulf Kristersson (M), Prime Minister

Jessika Roswall (M), Minister for EU Affairs

Johan Pehrson (L), Minister for Employment and Integration

Paulina Brandberg (L), Minister for Gender Equality and Assistant Minister for Emplyoment

Elisabeth Svantesson (M), Minister of Finance

Erik Slottner (KD), Minister for Public Administration

Niklas Wykman (M), Minister for Financial Markets

Pål Jonson (M), Minister for Defence

Carl-Oskar Bohlin (M), Minister for Civil Defence

Gunnar Strömmer (M), Minister for Justice

Maria Malmer Stenergard (M), Minister for Migration

Ebba Busch (KD), Minister of Energy, Business and Industry

Romina Pourmokhtari (L), Minister for Climate och Environment

Parisa Liljestrand (M), Minister for Culture

Peter Kullgren (KD), Minister for Rural Affairs

Andreas Carlson (KD), Minister for Infrastructure and Housing

Jakob Forssmed KD), Minister for Social Affairs

Acko Ankarberg Johansson (KD), Minister of Healtcare

Camilla Waltersson Grönvall (M), Minister of Social Services

Anna Tenje (M), Minister of the Elderly and Social Security

Mats Persson (L), Minister for Education

Lotta Edholm (L), Minister for Schools

Tobias Billström (M), Minister for Foreign Affairs

Johan Forssell (M), Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade

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