Ingvar Carlsson

The image of Palme in the media was often far from the warm and considerate person that we friends got to experience

-Ingvar Carlsson

Quick Facts

Name: Ingvar Carlsson
Occupation: 29th Prime Minister of Sweden
Birth Date: 9 November 1934 (age 79)
Place of Birth: Borås, Älvsborg County, Sweden

Gösta Ingvar Carlsson (born 9 November 1934) is a Swedish politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Sweden, first from 1986 to 1991 and again from 1994 to 1996.He was leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1986 to 1996.

Carlsson was a member of the Riksdag from 1965 to 1996 representing the constituency of Stockholm County (until 1970 in the Lower House). He served as Minister of Education from 1969 to 1973, as Minister of Housing in 1973 and again from 1974 to 1976 and as Minister of Environmental affairs from 1985 to 1986. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1982 to 1986 and assumed office as Prime Minister of Sweden upon the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.