Axel Jansson (politician)

Karl Axel Jansson (14 December 1916 – 22 June 1968) was a Swedish politician, belonging to the Communist Party of Sweden.[1][2]

Jansson, born in Lundby, was the son of Johan August Jansson and Maria Matilda Andersson. He was the chairman of the Linköping branch of Verdandi 1937–1939.[1] Jansson served as secretary of the Young Communist League of Sweden 1943–1946, and the chairman of the organization 1947–1950.[1][3] He was the editor of Stormklockan 1944–1950.[1] Jansson was an advocate for replacing the communist youth movement with a broader, democratic youth organization.[4]

He became a Central Committee member of the party in 1946.[1][5] In 1951 he became a political affairs editor of Norrskensflamman.[1] He later became the chairman of the board of Ny Dag.[1]

Jansson was a member of the Stockholm City Council 1946–1950.[6] Between 1951 and 1957 he was the chairman of the Örebro län District of the Communist Party. He also worked as a regional organizer for the Örebro län District of the Communist Party 1952–1957.[1] He was a member of the landsting of Örebro län 1954–1958.[6]

Between 1961 and 1967 he was the chairman of the Stockholm Communist Labour Commune, and between 1957 and 1967 he was part of the national Executive Committee of the party.[1] He was elected to the Second Chamber of parliament in the 1964 election.[6] He was a prominent figure in the right-wing trend inside the party leadership.[7] He argued in favour of a gradual, parliamentary transition to socialism.[8] Jansson lost his seat in the Executive Committee at the 1967 party congress.[9]

Jansson died on Midsummers' Day at Vantör in 1968, at the age of 51.[6] Carsten Thunborg replaced him in parliament.[10]

References edit

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  2. ^ Chris Cook (26 October 2011). The Routledge Guide to European Political Archives: Sources Since 1945. Routledge. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-415-46475-8.
  3. ^ Carl-Eber Olivestam (1977). Idé och politik: de politiska partierna-skolan och kristendomen : en studie i svensk skolpolitik under 1940-talet. Universitet. p. 314. ISBN 978-91-85582-01-3.
  4. ^ Per Meurling (1950). Kommunismen i Sverige. Wahlström & Widstrand. p. 114.
  5. ^ Åke Sparring (1965). Kommunismen i Norden och den världskommunistiska rörelsens kris. Aldus/Bonniers. p. 48.
  6. ^ a b c d Sweden. Riksdagen (1968). Riksdagens protokoll. Kungl. Boktr. p. 3.
  7. ^ Zenit. Zenit. 1975. p. 42.
  8. ^ Åke Sparring (1967). Från Höglund till Hermansson: Om revisionismen i Sveriges kommunistiska parti. Bonnier. p. 136.
  9. ^ Regeringen. SOU 2002:91 Archived January 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Richard Felix Staar; Milorad M. Drachkovitch; Lewis H. Gann (1969). Yearbook on International Communist Affairs. Yearbook on International Communist Affairs series. Hoover Institution Press. p. 763.