for Stockholm Municipality
|Born||25 July 1935|
|Political party||Left Party Communists|
Lars Helge Werner (25 July 1935 – 11 January 2013) was a Swedish socialist politician.
Werner was born in Stockholm. He was a member of the Riksdag from 1965 to 1994. A construction worker by profession, he was elected vice chairman of the Vänsterpartiet Kommunisterna (VPK) ("the Left Party - Communists") in 1967, and became party chairman in 1975. During his time as party leader, he worked to distance the party from the Soviet Union, a process that had been started by his predecessor as party leader, C.-H. Hermansson. In 1990, VPK changed its name to Vänsterpartiet ("the Left Party"), removing the term "Communists". Werner resigned as party leader in 1993, and was succeeded by Gudrun Schyman.
Werner died from a heart condition in 2013, at the age of 77.
- ^ a b c "Lars Werner är död". Dagens Nyheter. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- ^ a b "Lars Werner". www.ne.se (in Swedish). Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
- ^ "Lars Werner" (in Swedish). Riksdag. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
- 1935 births
- 2013 deaths
- Politicians from Stockholm
- Swedish communists
- Leaders of political parties in Sweden
- Members of the Riksdag from the Left Party (Sweden)
- Members of the Riksdag 1970–1973
- Members of the Riksdag 1974–1976
- Members of the Riksdag 1976–1979
- Members of the Riksdag 1979–1982
- Members of the Riksdag 1982–1985
- Members of the Riksdag 1985–1988
- Members of the Riksdag 1988–1991
- Members of the Riksdag 1991–1994
- 20th-century Swedish politicians
- Swedish politician stubs