New Author - Fredrik Reinfeldt
Fredrik Reinfeldt (b. 1965) has been active in Swedish and international politics for 25 years, and is regarded as the most popular party leader of the past three decades in Sweden. As the prime minister of Sweden during the years 2006-2014, and the chairman of the New Moderate Party (centre-right) 2003-2015, Fredrik Reinfeldt transformed Swedish politics. He helped unite the country’s centre-right parties and create the Alliance – a unique collaboration between Sweden’s most prominent centre-right parties. In September 2006, Reinfeldt was elected prime minister. Together with the Alliance parties Reinfeldt went on to win two successive elections, serving for eight consecutive years – the longest any non-socialist government has sat in modern times in Sweden.