Morgan Johansson

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Morgan Johansson
Informal meeting of justice and home affairs ministers.Arrivals (Home Affairs) (35751932655) (cropped).jpg
Johansson in 2017
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Assumed office
10 September 2019
Serving with Isabella Lövin (2019–2021)
Per Bolund (2021)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Magdalena Andersson
Preceded byMargot Wallström
Minister for Justice
Assumed office
3 October 2014
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Magdalena Andersson
Preceded byBeatrice Ask
Minister of the Interior
Assumed office
30 November 2021
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterMagdalena Andersson
Preceded byMikael Damberg
In office
27 July 2017 – 21 January 2019
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byAnders Ygeman
Succeeded byMikael Damberg
Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy
In office
21 January 2019 – 30 November 2021
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byHeléne Fritzon
Succeeded byAnders Ygeman
In office
3 October 2014 – 27 July 2017
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
Preceded byTobias Billström
Succeeded byHeléne Fritzon
Personal details
Tomas Morgan Johansson

(1970-05-14) 14 May 1970 (age 51)
Höganäs, Sweden
Political partySocial Democrats

Tomas Morgan Johansson (born 14 May 1970) is a Swedish politician of the Social Democrats. He has served as Minister for Justice since 2014 and as Minister of the Interior since 2021, having previously served in that position from 2017 to 2019. He served as Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy from 2014 to 2017 and again from 2019 to 2021.[1]

Johansson was previously Minister for Public Health and Social Services in the Persson Cabinet from 2002 to 2006 and has been a Member of the Riksdag for the southern Skåne County electoral district since the 1998 elections. As a member of the opposition, he was Chairman of the Committee on Justice of the Riksdag from 2010 to 2014.


Early career[]

Johansson worked as a journalist and editorial writer for the social democratic daily newspaper Arbetet Nyheterna 1994-1997 and as a political expert in the Prime Minister's Office from 1997 to 1998.

In 2010, author Christer Isaksson described Johansson as a member of the left-leaning faction of the Social Democratic Party.[2] He is also a member of the Swedish Humanist Association and has previously served on the association board.

Minister of Justice[]

Johansson was appointed minister of justice on 3 October 2014 in Stefan Löfven’s cabinet.

On 23 March 2015, Johansson was attacked at the Broby hospital asylum center in Broby, Östra Göinge Municipality, Skåne. A 25-year-old man charged at Johansson and sprayed him with a fire extinguisher. The attacker was quickly apprehended and Johansson was not injured in what was referred to as a premeditated assault.[3]

Johansson meeting the Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju, in New Delhi on 12 May 2016.

In November 2019, the Sweden Democrats issued a vote of no confidence at Johansson due to the escalating gang crime and the ongoing bombing campaign. The no confidence vote was supported by Moderate Party and the Christian Democrats but at 151 votes against the needed 175, did not have enough votes in the Riksdag to carry. The no confidence vote was interpreted as a signal from those three opposition parties that the government was losing control of the situation.[4]

On 26 December 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Johansson was seen shopping at Nova Lund, a small shopping mall in Lund. He was accompanied with several bodyguards. This was criticised, because he violated the recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, condemned the act, saying it was “careless”.[5]

On 12 December 2021, Johansson stated that the Stockholm police had failed in fighting crime. He also mentioned that municipalities that failed fighting crime could learn from those who successfully did so. He also specified that there were boundaries for how far the government would go when it came to legislation. He also said he didn’t want to go further with body searches and raising the limit for exclude severe criminal gang members.[6]


  1. ^ "Sweden reveals new 'feminist' cabinet". The Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. ^ Isaksson, Christer (2010). Den nya vän(s)tern : [åt vilket håll går socialdemokraterna?]. Stockholm: Ekerlid. ISBN 978-91-7092-146-9
  3. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Minister attackerad på asylboende - P4 Kristianstad".
  4. ^ Hamidi-Nia, Gilda (15 November 2019). "Misstroendeomröstning i riksdagen mot justitieminister Morgan Johansson (S)" (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  5. ^ Hangasmaa, Karin Selåker (27 December 2020). "Morgan Johansson (S) gick på mellandagsrean – trots Löfvens skarpa uppmaning" (in Swedish). Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Sveriges justisminister mener politiet har mislyktes" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 12 December 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2021.

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