Member of the Riksdag
|Assumed office |
2 October 2006
Karin Elisabeth Lundin
26 October 1967
|Political party||Moderate Party|
|Alma mater||Örebro University|
|Profession||University 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 and has served as first deputy leader of the party since 2019.
Svantesson previously served as
Svantesson was elected to the
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. 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.
Svantesson is married, has three sons, and lives in Örebro, Örebro County.
Earlier in her life she was a member of the
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- ^ Svantesson become new employment policy spokesperson
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- ^ "Elisabeth Svantesson on VALPEJL.se". SVT. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 March 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
- ^ "Elisabeth Svantesson is Sweden's new Minister for Employment". Nordic Labour Journal. 0810. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
- Elisabeth Svantesson at the Riksdagwebsite
- Living people
- 1967 births
- Swedish Christians
- Women members of the Riksdag
- Örebro University alumni
- Members of the Riksdag 2006–2010
- Members of the Riksdag 2010–2014
- Members of the Riksdag 2014–2018
- Members of the Riksdag 2018–2022
- Members of the Riksdag 2022–2026
- 21st-century Swedish politicians
- 21st-century Swedish women politicians
- Members of the Riksdag from the Moderate Party
- Women government ministers of Sweden
- Female finance ministers