|28th Prime Minister of Sweden|
18 October 1978 –12 October 1979
|Monarch||Carl XVI Gustaf|
|Preceded by||Thorbjörn Fälldin|
|Succeeded by||Thorbjörn Fälldin|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
12 October 1979 –8 October 1982
|Prime Minister||Thorbjörn Fälldin|
|Preceded by||Hans Blix|
|Succeeded by||Lennart Bodström|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden|
1 August 1980 –8 October 1982
|Prime Minister||Thorbjörn Fälldin|
|Preceded by||Ingemar Mundebo|
|Succeeded by||Ingvar Carlsson|
7 March 1978 –18 October 1978
|Prime Minister||Thorbjörn Fälldin|
|Preceded by||Per Ahlmark|
|Succeeded by||Sven Romanus|
|Born||23 June 1931|
|Died||28 May 2018 86) (aged|
|Political party||Liberal People's Party|
|Spouse(s)||Evi Esko (m. 1961;div. 1981)|
Louise Beaudoin (m. 1989)
|Children||With Evi Esko:|
With Louise Beaudoin:
Stig Kjell Olof (Ola) Ullsten (23 June 1931 – 28 May 2018) was a Swedish politician and diplomat who was Prime Minister of Sweden from 1978 to 1979 and leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1978 to 1983. He also served as Deputy Prime Minister briefly in 1978 and then again from 1980 to 1982 and served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1979 to 1982.
A politician is a person active in party politics, or a person holding or seeking office in government. In democratic countries, politicians seek elective positions within a government through elections or, at times, temporary appointment to replace politicians who have died, resigned or have been otherwise removed from office. In non-democratic countries, they employ other means of reaching power through appointment, bribery, revolutions and war. Some politicians are experienced in the art or science of government. Politicians propose, support and create laws or policies that govern the land and, by extension, its people. Broadly speaking, a "politician" can be anyone who seeks to achieve political power in any bureaucratic institution.
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Ullsten was born in Teg, Västerbotten, a small town that would ultimately be annexed as a part of county capital Umeå. He is the son of forestry inspector Carl Augustin Ullsten (14 August 1892 – 27 March 1977) and schoolteacher Kristina (née Röström; 27 February 1900 – 23 March 1993).Ullsten joined the Liberal Youth of Sweden and the People's Party in the spring of 1958.
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Upon the formation in 1976 of the first non-socialist government in Sweden in 40 years, he was appointed Minister for International Development. When Liberal Party leader Per Ahlmark resigned in 1978, Ullsten was elected party leader.
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In 1961 he married Evi Esko (29 October 1931 – 2 January 1992), daughter of the teachers Roman Esko and Elsa Tammik. They divorced in 1981 and in 1989 Ullsten married Louise Beaudoin (born 1954).
Ullsten died on 28 May 2018 at the age of 86 of natural causes.
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| Prime Minister of Sweden |
| Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs |
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the Swedish Liberal People's Party |
| Ambassador of Sweden to Canada|
| Ambassador of Sweden to The Bahamas|
Sven Fredrik Hedin
| Ambassador of Sweden to Italy |
Jan af Sillén
| Ambassador of Sweden to Albania|