The magazine Focus has made a list of the hundred most powerful Swedes. In top ten, seven are politicians.
At first place is, not surprisingly, Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (See picture, Photo: Pawel Flato). At fifth place we find Margot Wallström, the Swedish EU-commissionaire who is also deputy chairman behind José Barosso. At eight place is the chairman of LO, the biggest Swedish trade union organising for example industrial workers and many employees in the public sector. At tenth place, and thereby the most powerful industrial leader, Focus place Jacob Wallenberg from Investor. All the others in top ten are ministers or other politicians.
1) Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime minister
2) Mona Sahlin, Chairman of the Social democrats
3) Anders Borg, Minister for finance
4) Carl Bild, Minister for foreign affairs
5) Margot Wallström, Deputy president of European commission
6) Maud Olofsson, Minister for enterprise and energy, deputy prime minister
7) Jan Björklund, Minister for schools
8) Wanja Lundby-Wedin, Chairman of LO
9) Per Schillingman, party secretary of the Moderate party
10) Jacob Walenberg, Directory of Investor.
For the complete list, see Focus (in Swedish)