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Who's who in Sweden's new government?

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his deputy Isabella Lövin surrounded by the new (and some old) ministers. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer / TT

Published: 21.Jan.2019 16:59 hrs

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has presented the ministers who will be part of Sweden's government for the next four years.

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In total, five of the 22 ministers come from the Green Party, which is one fewer than in the last government following a bad election in which it went from having 25 members of parliament to 16.

Six of the ministers are new (as is one government department), while several others have changed roles and a few have stayed on in the same positions as before. Here are some of the names and faces you'll be hearing more about over the next four years.

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