Per Bolund

Per Bolund
MP
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Per Bolund in June 2019
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
5 February 2021
Serving with Morgan Johansson
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Isabella Lövin
Minister for the Environment
Assumed office
5 February 2021
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Isabella Lövin
Spokesperson of the Green Party
Assumed office
4 May 2019
Serving with
Isabella Lövin (2019–2021)
Märta Stenevi (2021– )
Preceded by Gustav Fridolin
Minister for Housing
In office
21 January 2019 – 5 February 2021
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Peter Eriksson
Succeeded by Märta Stenevi
Minister for Financial Markets
In office
3 October 2014 – 5 February 2021
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Peter Norman
Succeeded by Åsa Lindhagen
Minister for Housing and Urban Development
(acting)
In office
18 April 2016 – 25 May 2016
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Preceded by Mehmet Kaplan
Succeeded by Peter Eriksson
Personal details
Born (1971-07-03) 3 July 1971 (age 50)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Political party Green Party
Profession Biologist[1]

Per Bolund (born 3 July 1971) is a Swedish politician for the Green Party. He has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden (in a strictly ceremonial role) and as Minister for the Environment since February 2021, and has been co-spokesperson of the Green Party since May 2019.[2]

He previously served as Minister for Financial Markets from October 2014 to February 2021[3] and as Minister for Housing from January 2019 to February 2021. He was shortly acting Minister for Housing and Urban Development from April to May 2016.[4]

Bolund was elected to the Riksdag in 2006. As Minister for the Environment he made a pledge to double Sweden's climate finance.[5] As leader of the Green Party his withdrawal of support helped bring down the government of Magdalena Andersson in November 2021 because the planned tax cut on petrol in her first budget would lead to higher emissions[6].

Before politics he trained as a biologist, and his parents are the Aarhus University geneticist Professor Lars Bolund and medical Professor Christina Bolund[7]. In his personal time he is a fan of baseball and football, and follows the Stockholm club AIK Fotboll.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Per Bolund" (in Swedish). Riksdagen. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  2. ^ "Per Bolund" (in Swedish). Green Party. Retrieved 2019-07-15.
  3. ^ "Per Bolund: Sweden's great Green pensions hope". Financial Times. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ Sveriges Radio. "Direktrapport om Kaplans avgång" (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b "A Swiss pianist, a Rwandan chemist... meet 15 ministers brokering a deal in Glasgow". Climate Home News. 2021-11-08. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  6. ^ Stockholm, Agencies in (2021-11-24). "Sweden's first female prime minister resigns after less than 12 hours". the Guardian. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  7. ^ Riksdagsförvaltningen. "Per Bolund (MP) - Riksdagen". www.riksdagen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2021-11-25.

External links

  • Media related to Per Bolund at Wikimedia Commons
Party political offices
Preceded by Spokesperson of the Green Party
Serving with:
Isabella Lövin (2019–2021)
Märta Stenevi (2021– )

2019–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by Minister for Financial Markets
2014–2021
Succeeded by
Deputy Minister for Finance
2014–2021
Preceded by Minister for Consumer Affairs
2014–2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Housing and Urban Development
Minister for Digitalizion
Acting

2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Housing
2019–2021
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for the Environment
2021–present
Incumbent
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2021–present

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