Malmer Stenergård (M) new minister for migration
After being elected by Parliament, Ulf Kristersson formally became Sweden's new prime minister on Tuesday.
The change of government took place at a cabinet meeting in the afternoon. Those present were, besides the new government, the king, the crown princess and the speaker of the house.
One of the new ministers in the new government is Maria Malmer Stenergard, who will be Sweden's next minister for migration. In addition she will also be secretary of state in the department of justice.
Alla ministrar i regeringen
Statsminister: Ulf Kristersson (M)
Finansminister: Elisabeth Svantesson (M)
Justitieminister: Gunnar Strömmer (M)
Utrikesminister: Tobias Billström (M)
Försvarsminister: Pål Jonson (M)
Energi- och näringsminister samt vice statsminister: Ebba Busch (KD)
Socialminister: Jakob Forssmed (KD)
Sjukvårdsminister: Acko Ankarberg Johansson (KD)
Socialtjänstminister: Camilla Waltersson Grönwall (M)
Utbildningsminister: Mats Persson (L)
Skolminister: Lotta Edholm (L)
Landsbygdsminister: Peter Kullgren (KD)
Migrationsminister: Maria Malmer Stenergard (M)
Bistånd- och utrikeshandelsminister: Johan Forssell (M)
Civilförsvarsminister: Carl-Oskar Bohlin (M)
Civilminister: Erik Slottner (KD)
Äldre- och socialförsäkringsminister: Anna Tenje (M)
Finansmarknadsminister: Niklas Wykman (M)
EU-minister: Jessica Roswall (M)
Klimat- och miljöminister: Romina Pourmokhtari (L)
Kulturminister: Parisa Liljestrand (M)
Arbetsmarknad- och integrationsminister: Johan Pehrson (L)
Jämställdhetsminister: Paulina Brandberg (L)
Infrastruktur- och bostadsminister: Andreas Carlson (KD)
– We are four parties who agree that we must reduce immigration to be able to make a good job of integration. All children, no matter where in the world they are born or where they live in Sweden, must have the same chance to make the very best of themselves here, says Maria Malmer Stenergard to STV, and goes on:
– Now we see that we have quite a brutal system of social exclusion which is destroying the fabric of society. To turn this development around and cope with integration we must also reduce immigration. But I would like to stress that the right of asylum must still be respected and we will respect all the international conventions we are committed to, but we must reduce immigration.
On the other hand she is unable to give any precise figures as to how much immigration will be reduced.
– There will be a drastic reduction in immigration , and that is what we need to make a good job of integration, Malmer Stenergard says to SVT.