Elisabeth Svantesson

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Elisabeth Svantesson
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
2 October 2006
ConstituencyÖrebro County
Personal details
Karin Elisabeth Lundin

(1967-10-26) 26 October 1967 (age 55)
Lycksele, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
Alma materÖrebro University
ProfessionUniversity teacher, economist

Karin Elisabeth Svantesson (née Lundin; born 26 October 1967) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. She has served as Minister for Finance in the cabinet of Ulf Kristersson since October 2022[1] and has served as first deputy leader of the party since 2019.

Svantesson previously served as

Member of the Riksdag since 2006, representing Örebro County


Svantesson studied

from 2006.

Svantesson was elected to the

Labour Market Committee

On 17 September 2013, she was appointed


Following defeat in 2014, she returned to the Riksdag where she became deputy chair of the Committee on Social Insurance. On 11 December 2014, Svantesson was appointed spokesperson for employment policies of the Moderate Party and deputy chair of the Committee on Employment.[3] On 17 December 2014, she was nominated to become second deputy leader of the Moderate Party and she was elected to the position on 10 January 2015.

In October 2019, Svantesson was elected first deputy leader of the Moderate Party.

Minister of Finance (2022-present)

Since 18 October 2022, she is the Minister of Finance in the Ulf Kristersson Cabinet.[4]

Personal life

Svantesson is married, has three sons, and lives in Örebro, Örebro County.[5]

Earlier in her life she was a member of the

Equmeniakyrkan, whereas he served at the time she lived in Östersund. She has also been a member of the anti-abortion movement ‘Yes to Life’. When appointed, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt stressed that her previous religious choices had nothing to do with her new job.[6]


  1. ^ "Sweden's new Government". Government of Sweden. 18 October 2022. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Svantesson becomes new Minister for Employment". Dagens Nyheter. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  3. ^ Svantesson become new employment policy spokesperson
  4. ^ Sweden, Radio (18 October 2022). "Ulf Kristersson names ministers in his three-party government". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Elisabeth Svantesson on VALPEJL.se". SVT. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Elisabeth Svantesson is Sweden's new Minister for Employment". Nordic Labour Journal. 0810. Retrieved 18 November 2013.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Second Deputy Leader of the Moderate Party
Succeeded by
Preceded by Spokesperson for the Moderate Party's economical policy
Preceded by First Deputy Leader of the Moderate Party
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Employment

Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Finance