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Löfven, Stefan

Löfven, Stefan (Kjell Stefan Löfven), 1957–, Swedish union leader and politian, b. Stockholm. He worked as a welder and became a union representative. He was deputy chairman (2002–5) of the Swedish Metalworkers' Union, then became chairman (2006–12) of the newly formed IF Metall trade union. A Social Democrat, he was elected to the party's executive board in 2006 and became party leaderin 2012. Following the 2014 elections, the Social Democrats formed a minority government with the Green party and Löfven became prime minister, succeeding Fredrik Reinfeldt .

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