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Lena Hjelm-Wallén

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Lena Birgitta Hjelm-Wallén (born 14 January 1943) is a Swedish politician. In 1968 Hjelm-Wallén became a member of the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) and she held several cabinet positions, starting in 1974 as the youngest minister to that date. A member of the Social Democratic party, she served as Minister for Education from 1982 to 1985, as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998 and as Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 2002.[1]

Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Minister for Defence
Acting
In office
30 September 2002 – 21 October 2002
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byBjörn von Sydow
Succeeded byPär Nuder (Acting)
Minister for Justice
Acting
In office
21 September 2000 – 16 October 2000
Prime MinisterGöran Persson
Preceded byLaila Freivalds
Succeeded byThomas Bodström
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
10 November 1995 – 21 October 2002
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Göran Persson
Preceded byMona Sahlin
Succeeded byMargareta Winberg
In office
16 February 1990 – 27 February 1990
Acting
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Preceded byKjell-Olof Feldt (Acting)
Succeeded byOdd Engström
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
7 October 1994 – 7 October 1998
Prime MinisterIngvar Carlsson
Göran Persson
Preceded byMargaretha af Ugglas
Succeeded byAnna Lindh
Minister for International Development Cooperation
In office
17 October 1985 – 4 October 1991
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBritt Mogård
Minister for Education
In office
8 October 1982 – 17 October 1985
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byJan-Erik Wikström
Succeeded byLennart Bodström
Minister for Schools
In office
4 January 1974 – 8 October 1976
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byBritt Mogård
Personal details
Born (1943-01-14) 14 January 1943 (age 76)
Sala, Sweden
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Ingvar Wallén
Alma materUppsala University
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She has served as Chair of the governing Board of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), an intergovernmental organisation with 25 member states whose objective is supporting sustainable democratic change worldwide.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dick Henriksson (19 December 2006). "Söker en lyssnande ledare" (in Swedish). Göteborgsposten. Retrieved 14 September 2018.

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Political offices
New office Minister for Schools
1974–1976
Succeeded by
Britt Mogård
Preceded by
Jan-Erik Wikström
Minister for Education
1982–1985
Succeeded by
Lennart Bodström
New office Minister for International Development Cooperation
1985–1991
Succeeded by
Britt Mogård
Preceded by
Kjell-Olof Feldt
Acting
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
Acting

1990
Succeeded by
Odd Engström
Preceded by
Margaretha af Ugglas
Minister for Foreign Affairs
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Anna Lindh
Preceded by
Gun Hellsvik
Minister for Justice
1988–1991
Succeeded by
Gun Hellsvik
Preceded by
Mona Sahlin
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
1995–2002
Succeeded by
Margareta Winberg
Preceded by
Laila Freivalds
Minister for Justice
Acting

2000
Succeeded by
Thomas Bodström
Preceded by
Björn von Sydow
Minister for Defence
Acting

2002
Succeeded by
Pär Nuder
Acting