Sweden has a new Minister for Culture and Democracy
Amanda Lind was appointed by Prime Minister Stefan LöfvenFebruary 08th, 2019
On 21 January, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Amanda Lind is the new Minister for Culture and Democracy, with responsibility for sport and head of ministry.
“Our democracy must be promoted, the freedom of journalists and artists must be protected and everyone – regardless of whether you live in a large city or a rural area – must have the opportunity to take part in and experience culture,” claims Lind.
Amanda Lind started her political carrier in 1999 when she became a member of the environmental party Miljöpartiet de Gröna (The Green Party). In 2010 she was appointed spokeswoman for the Greens in Härnösand and in 2012 as spokesperson for Västernorrland. Lind was a former councilor and 1st deputy chairman of the municipal council in Härnösand. She became party secretary of the Green Party in 2016.