Comedienne fined for PM prank

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Stockholm District Court has ordered a comedienne to pay a hefty fine for squirting water at Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during a TV prank.

Top aide to Swedish Prime Minister resigns

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The top aide to Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt resigned after a story about the aide spending time in a bar with a political reporter emerged.

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Swedish TV employee in trouble over breast

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Swedish television producer has been charged with giving an elderly man in a Stockholm park a glimpse of her bare breast.

Al-Qaida threatens Swedish artist

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Sweden is trying to prevent another cultural row between the Muslim world and the West after al-Qaida offered $100,000 for the murder of a Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammad.

New Swedish trade minister introduced

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Ewa Bjorling was presented last week by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt as the new minister of trade for Sweden, a report said.

Swedish P.M. meets with Muslim ambassadors

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt discussed a newspaper’s caricature of the Prophet Mohammed with 20 ambassadors from Muslim countries Friday.

U.S. denies Finnish leader Bush meeting

HELSINKI, Finland, May 15 (UPI) -- Finnish President Tarja Halonen's request for a meeting with U.S. President George Bush in Washington this week has been denied due to scheduling conflicts.

Swedish PM pardons a Christmas pig

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Swedes get the chance to watch their prime minister pardoning a pig for Christmas.

Sweden aims to trim government holdings

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Sweden's new moderate government says it is resisting calls to continue economic protectionism as it sells vast government holdings.

Swedish trade minister resigns after week

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Sweden's trade minister has resigned over allegations of tax evasion after just a week in office, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Saturday. Maria Borelius, 46, a former TV journalist and member of the Moderate Party, admitted to hiring nannies witho

Swedish P.M. resigns after losing election

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson resigned Monday, saying he believes the country is in better shape today than it was when he took office 10 years ago.

Center-right wins Swedish election

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A center-right coalition has unseated the ruling Social Democrat party in a close election that ends 12 years of Social Democrat leadership.

Both candidates confident as Swedes vote

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Polls indicated opposition Alliance leader Fredrik Reinfeldt led Prime Minister Goran Persson's Social Democrats in Sweden's election Sunday.

Close race in Swedish elections

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- As election day draws near in Sweden, polls show a close run between the left-wing, led by social democrats and the right-wing, led by the Moderate Party.
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Fredrik Reinfeldt
U.S. President George W. Bush meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 15, 2007. Reinfeldt visited Bush in a bid to persuade him to step-up America's efforts to counter global warming. (UPI Photo/Joshua Roberts/POOL)

John Fredrik Reinfeldt (pronounced   ( listen)) (born 4 August 1965 in Ă–sterhaninge, Stockholm County, Sweden) is Prime Minister of Sweden, leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party and former President of the European Council. He is married to politician Filippa Reinfeldt.

A native of Stockholm County, Reinfeldt joined the Moderate Youth League in 1983, and by 1992 had risen to the rank of chairman, a position he held until 1995. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1991, representing his home constituency. Following the 1994 defeat of the Moderate-led coalition government, Reinfeldt adopted a critical stance against the party leadership under Carl Bildt, which resulted in isolation within the party. However, following a change of leadership in 1999 and a bad result in the 2002 election, Reinfeldt gradually gained influence within the Moderate Party.

Reinfeldt was elected party leader on 25 October 2003, succeeding Bo Lundgren. Under his leadership, the Moderate Party has transformed its policies and oriented towards the centre, branding itself "the New Moderates" (Swedish: Nya moderaterna). Following the general elections held on 17 September 2006, Reinfeldt was elected Prime Minister by the new parliament on 5 October and presented his cabinet the following day. Together with the three other political parties in the centre-right Alliance for Sweden, Reinfeldt presides over a coalition government with the support of a narrow majority in the parliament. At the age of 41, he was the third youngest person to become Prime Minister of Sweden. After the 2010 election Reinfeldt's government was reduced to a minority government but also becoming the first centre-right government since before WWII to be re-elected making Reinfeldt the first Moderate politician elected to two consecutive terms as Prime Minister.

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