Lars Leijonborg

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Lars Leijonborg
Liberal People's Party
In office
15 March 1997 – 7 September 2007
Preceded byMaria Leissner
Succeeded byJan Björklund
Personal details
Born (1949-11-21) 21 November 1949 (age 74)
Liberal People's Party

Lars Erik Ansgar Leijonborg (born 21 November 1949)[

Liberal People's Party (Swedish
: Folkpartiet liberalerna).

He announced on 11 June 2009 that he would be leaving the Cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt as soon as a successor was appointed. He was replaced by Tobias Krantz on 17 June 2009.


Lars Leijonborg grew up in

Riksdag (parliament) in 1985. In 1990 he became the party's second deputy chairman. Succeeding Maria Leissner
, on 15 March 1997 he was unanimously elected chairman of the party.

In the

Alliance for Sweden, which won the election, although after a scandal where members of the party had hacked into a rival party's computer network, the Liberal Party lost almost six percentage points
compared to the 2002 election, getting a total of 7.5% of the votes.

On 6 October 2006 Lars Leijonborg was made

Cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt. On 16 October 2006, Leijonborg temporarily took over the responsibilities for Minister for Culture Cecilia Stegö Chilò, who resigned that day.[4] Eight days later, on 24 October, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth assumed the post as Minister for Culture.[5]

Leijonborg announced his resignation as party leader on 23 April 2007.[6] He resigned from his post in September 2007. His successor as chairman, Minister for Schools Jan Björklund also took office as the new head of the Ministry of Education and Research. Leijonborg remained in the cabinet, keeping his political assignments as a minister for higher education and research but resigned from the government on 11 June 2009.

Leijonborg is a member of the

congregationalist Mission Covenant Church of Sweden (Swedish: Svenska Missionskyrkan).[7]


  • Liberal feminism (2001)
  • Liberala perspektiv i svenskt samhällsliv : 1967, 2007 och 2017 (2007)


  1. ^ "Om Lars Leijonborg - Folkpartiet" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 29 September 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Jubel för Leijonkungen". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 16 September 2002. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Press cool on Swedish re-election". BBC News. 16 September 2002. Retrieved 12 June 2021. Under the headline, 'This is how the lion king roars', the tabloid newspaper, Aftonbladet, praised Liberal Party leader Lars Leijonborg for succeeding in turning the party into the country's third largest.
  4. ^ "Cecilia Stegö Chilò avgår" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 16 October 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  5. ^ "Moderater nya statsråd i Reinfeldts regering" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 24 October 2006. Archived from the original on 25 August 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Leijonborg avgår i höst" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  7. ^ Christian Liberals – Folkpartiet

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Chairman of the Liberal People's Party

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Leif Pagrotsky
Minister for Education and Culture
Minister for Education and Research
Succeeded by