Lena Hjelm-Wallén

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Lena Hjelm-Wallén
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Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
10 November 1995 – 21 October 2002
(6 years, 345 days)
Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Göran Persson
Preceded by Mona Sahlin
Succeeded by Margareta Winberg
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
7 October 1994 – 7 October 1998
(4 years, 0 days)
Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson
Göran Persson
Preceded by Margaretha af Ugglas
Succeeded by Anna Lindh
Minister for Education
In office
8 October 1982 – 17 October 1985
(3 years, 9 days)
Prime Minister Olof Palme
Preceded by Jan-Erik Wikström
Succeeded by Lennart Bodström
Personal details
Born (1943-01-14) 14 January 1943 (age 72)
Sala, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Spouse(s) Ingvar Wallén
Alma mater Uppsala University

Lena Birgitta Hjelm-Wallén (born January 14, 1943 in Sala, Sweden) 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.

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.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Margaretha af Ugglas
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Anna Lindh