Marita Ulvskog

Marita Ulvskog
Secretary of the Social Democratic Party
In office
10 September 2004  10 March 2009
(4 years, 181 days)
Leader Göran Persson
Mona Sahlin
Preceded by Lars Stjernkvist
Succeeded by Ibrahim Baylan
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
31 October 2003  31 May 2004
(213 days)
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Margareta Winberg
Succeeded by Lars Engqvist
Minister for Culture and Sports
In office
22 March 1996  13 September 2004
(8 years, 175 days)
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Margot Wallström
Succeeded by Leif Pagrotsky
Minister for Interior Affairs
In office
7 October 1994  22 March 1996
(1 year, 167 days)
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Preceded by Inger Davidsson
Succeeded by Jörgen Andersson
Personal details
Born (1951-11-04) 4 November 1951
Luleå, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater Stockholm University

Marita Ulvskog (born 4 September 1951 in Luleå) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. She was a member of the Riksdag 1998-2009. She was the Swedish Minister for Home Affairs from 1994 to 1996 and Minister for Culture from 1996 to 2004. She was the party secretary of the Social Democrats 2004-2009.

On 30 September 2008 it was revealed that Ulvskog would be the number one candidate for the Social Democrats in the 2009 elections for the EU parliament, although she during the 90's was involved in the critical debate on EU. She was elected with the strong support of personal votes and now serves as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). She is the vice president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats at the European parliament.

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