February 24, 1990 |
Caretaker Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson said Friday that he is forming a new government to end Sweden's political crisis and to quell the labor strife and inflation that have beset the economy. Carlsson, from the Social Democratic Labor Party, said the government will consider opening Sweden to workers from the Soviet Baltic republics to alleviate an inflation-boosting labor shortage and will seek to mediate labor disputes.
September 17, 1991 |
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson resigned after his long-ruling Social Democratic Party suffered its biggest defeat since the 1920s in Sunday's election. But formation of a new government was clouded by division within the victorious center-right coalition that failed to win a parliamentary majority. Carlsson was asked to stay on as caretaker prime minister. The coalition of Conservatives, Liberals, Center Party and Christian Democrats won 47.1% of the vote.
August 19, 1995 |
Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson unexpectedly announced Friday that he will resign next March, more than two years before his four-year term expires. In a nationally broadcast news conference, Carlsson said he has fulfilled most of his goals since returning to office last year and wants to spend more time with his family. Carlsson, 60, first became prime minister after the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.
March 13, 1986 |
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
September 10, 1987 |
President Reagan and Swedish Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson ended a 26-year period of chilly U.S.-Swedish relations Wednesday with a White House meeting at which the two differed "without fireworks" on Central America and the proposed Strategic Defense Initiative, a senior American official said. Carlsson's visit, the first by a Swedish prime minister since the John F.
September 16, 1991 |
Sweden's Social Democratic Party, founders of Europe's model welfare state, suffered its worst defeat in 60 years to center-right parties in parliamentary elections Sunday. Soon after the polls closed and after Swedish television broadcast computer projections of results, Social Democratic Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson said his government will resign today.