Johan Pehrson

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Johan Pehrson
Member of the Riksdag
Assumed office
24 September 2018
ConstituencyÖrebro County
In office
5 October 1998 – 19 April 2015
ConstituencyÖrebro County
Personal details
Born (1968-05-08) 8 May 1968 (age 55)

Carl Johan Georg Pehrson (born 8 May 1968) is a

Member of Parliament since 2018, representing Örebro County, and previously represented the same constituency from 1998 to 2015.[2] He is Minister for Employment and Minister for Integration since October 2022.[3]


Early life and career

Pehrson was born in Längbro in Örebro County. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Uppsala University. He became a member of the Liberal People's Party in 1985 with a previous background from the Liberal Youth of Sweden. Before being elected to the parliament in 1998, Pehrson worked as a court clerk at the Örebro district court. From 2001 to 2002 Pehrson was Party Secretary of the Liberal People's Party.[4]

Leader of the Liberals Party (2022–present)

On 8 April 2022, Nyamko Sabuni resigned as party leader. On the same day, the Liberals announced that Pehrson, as the first deputy chairman, would take over as acting party leader. He will lead the Liberals over the 2022 Swedish general election. At an extra national meeting in December, an ordinary new party leader is elected.[5][6]

Personal life

Johan Pehrson 2012

Pehrson lives in Örebro with his wife and four children.[7]


  1. ^ "Johan Pehrson on becoming the Liberals' new party leader". Nord News. 11 April 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Här är länets riksdagsledamöter". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Sweden's new Government". Government of Sweden. 18 October 2022. Archived from the original on 18 October 2022. Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Right now: Johan Pehrson on the future of the Liberals". Nord News. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Johan Pehrson (L) on the party leadership position: "Realizes the seriousness"". California18. 9 April 2022. Retrieved 12 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Nyamko Sabuni resigns as leader of Sweden's troubled Liberal Party". The Local. 8 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Johan Pehrson ersätter Nyamko Sabuni: Gör det för att jag älskar Sverige". Aftonbladet.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Liberals Party
Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Employment
Preceded by Minister for Integration