Lars Werner

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Lars Werner (right) with Erich Honecker, 1974

Lars Helge Werner (25 July 1935 – 11 January 2013) was a Swedish socialist politician.[1]

Werner was born in Stockholm. A construction worker by profession, he was elected chairman of the Swedish Left Party - Communists (VPK) in 1975, he was a member of the Swedish parliament from 1965 to 1994. During his time as party leader, in 1990, the party changed its name to the Left Party, removing the term "Communists". He resigned in 1993, and was succeeded by Gudrun Schyman.


Preceded by
C.-H. Hermansson
Leader of the Swedish Left Party - Communists
Succeeded by
Gudrun Schyman