Lars Engqvist

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Lars Engqvist
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
1 June 2004 – 1 October 2004
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Marita Ulvskog (Acting)
Succeeded by Laila Freivalds (Acting)
Minister of Health and Social Affairs
In office
16 November 1998 – 1 October 2004
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Maj-Inger Klingvall
Succeeded by Berit Andnor
Minister for Public Administration
In office
5 October 1998 – 7 October 1998
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Thomas Östros
Succeeded by Lars-Erik Lövdén
Minister for Housing
In office
5 October 1998 – 7 October 1998
Prime Minister Göran Persson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Lars-Erik Lövdén
Personal details
Born (1943-01-14) 14 January 1943 (age 73)
Sala, Sweden
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Ingvar Wallén
Alma mater Uppsala University
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Lars Engqvist (born August 13, 1945) is a Swedish politician.[1] He served as chairman of the youth organization of the Swedish Social Democrats from 1972 to 1978, and then worked as a journalist. He was the editor-in-chief of Arbetet, a Malmö-based newspaper.[2] In the early 1990s he was the mayor of Malmö, and then president of the Swedish Film Institute before receiving his first government appointment in 1998.

On June 1, 2004 he was appointed as deputy Prime Minister of the Swedish government. The main reason for the appointment was to make him acting the prime minister under Göran Persson, when the latter received knee surgery in early June. The appointment will not affect his status as the Minister of Health and Social Affairs, but at the same time it was also announced that Enqvist will step down from his government posts on October 1, to become the new Governor of Jönköping County.

In April 2005 he was appointed as chairman of the Swedish public service television company Sveriges Television, succeeding Allan Larsson. The appointment drew criticism because of his close ties to the Social Democratic Party and the government.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lars Engqvist". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Swedish Government". Vips-Governments. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bo Ringholm
Chair of the Social Democratic Youth League
1972–1978
Succeeded by
Jan Nygren
Political offices
Preceded by
Nils Yngvesson
Mayor of Malmö
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Joakim Ollén
Preceded by
Leif Blomberg
Minister of Integration
1998
Succeeded by
Ulrica Messing
Preceded by
Jörgen Andersson
Minister of the Interior
1998
Succeeded by
Lars-Erik Lövdén
Preceded by
Maj-Inger Klingvall
Minister for Health and Social Affairs
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Berit Andnor
Preceded by
Marita Ulvskog
Acting
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
2004
Succeeded by
Laila Freivalds
Acting
Preceded by
Birgit Friggebo
Governor of Jönköping
2004–present
Incumbent
Media offices
Preceded by
Ingrid Edström
Executive Director of the Swedish Film Institute
1994–1998
Succeeded by
Hans Ottoson
Preceded by
Allan Larsson
Chair of the Sveriges Television
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Göran Johnsson