Morgan Johansson

Morgan Johansson
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Minister for Justice
Assumed office
3 October 2014
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Beatrice Ask
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
Assumed office
21 January 2019
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Heléne Fritzon
In office
3 October 2014 – 27 July 2017
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Tobias Billström
Succeeded by Heléne Fritzon
Minister for Home Affairs
In office
27 July 2017 – 21 January 2019
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Anders Ygeman
Succeeded by Mikael Damberg
Personal details
Born (1970-05-14) 14 May 1970 (age 50)
Höganäs, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats

Morgan Johansson (full name: Tomas Morgan Johansson, born 14 May 1970) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has served as Minister for Home Affairs since 2017 and as Minister for Justice since 2014. He served as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy from 2014 to 2017.[1]

Johansson was previously Minister for Public Health and Social Services in the Persson Cabinet from 2002 to 2006 and has been a Member of the Riksdag for the southern Skåne County electoral district since the 1998 elections. As a member of the opposition he was Chairman of the Committee on Justice of the Riksdag from 2010 to 2014.

Johansson worked as a journalist and editorial writer for the social democratic daily newspaper Arbetet Nyheterna 1994-1997 and as political expert in the Prime Minister's Office from 1997 to 1998.

In 2010 author Christer Isaksson described Johansson as a member of the left-leaning faction of the Social Democratic Party.[2] He is also a member of the Swedish Humanist Association and has previously served on the association board.

On 23 March 2015 Johansson was attacked at the Broby hospital asylum center in Broby, Östra Göinge Municipality, Skåne. A 25-year-old man charged at Johansson and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher. The attacker was quickly apprehended and Johansson was not injured in what was referred to as a premeditated assault.[3]

In November 2019, the Sweden Democrats issued a vote of no confidence at Johansson due to the escalating gang crime and the ongoing bombing campaign. The no confidence vote was supported by Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats but at 151 votes against the needed 175, did not have enough votes in the Riksdag to carry. The no confidence vote was interpreted as a signal from those three opposition parties that the government was losing control of the situation.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Sweden reveals new 'feminist' cabinet". The Local.se. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ Isaksson, Christer (2010). Den nya vän(s)tern : [åt vilket håll går socialdemokraterna?]. Stockholm: Ekerlid. ISBN 978-91-7092-146-9
  3. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Minister attackerad på asylboende - P4 Kristianstad".
  4. ^ Hamidi-Nia, Gilda (2019-11-15). "Misstroendeomröstning i riksdagen mot justitieminister Morgan Johansson (S)" (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-11-17.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Member of the Riksdag for the south electoral district of Skåne County
1998–2014
Succeeded by
Marianne Pettersson
Preceded by
Ingvar Johnsson
Deputy chairman of the Riksdag's Committee on Justice
2002
Succeeded by
Susanne Eberstein
Preceded by
Ingela Thalén
Minister for Public Health
2002–2006
Succeeded by
Maria Larsson
Preceded by
Thomas Bodström
Chairman of the Riksdag's Committee on Justice
2010–2014
Succeeded by
Beatrice Ask
Preceded by
Beatrice Ask
Minister for Justice
2014–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Tobias Billström
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
2014–2017
Succeeded by
Heléne Fritzon
Preceded by
Anders Ygeman
Minister for Home Affairs
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Mikael Damberg
Preceded by
Heléne Fritzon
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
2019–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Margot Wallström
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2019–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Svante Lindqvist
as former Marshal of the Realm
Swedish order of precedence
as Deputy Prime Minister
Succeeded by
Government ministers

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