Gaspar Llamazares Trigo (Logroño, La Rioja, 28 de noviembre de 1957) es un político y médico español. Tras la debacle sufrida por la coalición Izquierda Unida en las generales de 2000, con Francisco Frutos como candidato, es elegido como Coordinador General sucediendo a Julio Anguita desde octubre de 2000 hasta octubre de 2008, año en que sería relevado por Cayo Lara.
El periodo de coordinación de Llamazares se caracteriza por el próposito de adoptar políticas ecosocialistas, marcando diferencias con el PCE. Sin embargo, en las sucesivas elecciones IU continuó perdiendo representación. Así, tras los resultados de las generales de 2008 en la que IU tan sólo logró 2 escaños, Llamazares decidió presentar su dimisión un mes antes de la IX Asamblea Federal. Su corriente de pensamiento se mantuvo en el seno de IU con el nombre de llamazaristas o Izquierda Abierta, cuajando en 2012 como partido político integrado en IU.
En las Elecciones Generales de 2011, fue elegido diputado por Asturias.
Gaspar Llamazares Trigo (born 28 November 1957) is a Spanish politician. He was the leader of the leftist coalition Izquierda Unida (IU, United Left) from 2001 to 2008, in the post of General Coordinator. He is a member of Communist Party of Spain (PCE).
He joined the Communist Party in 1981. In 1988 he was elected Secretary General and General Coordinator of Izquierda Unida in Asturias. In 1991 he was elected deputy to the regional parliament of Asturias, where he was spokesman for Izquierda Unida's group. In this chamber, IU worked with governments of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party until 1995. Llamazares was the General Secretary of the PCE in the autonomous community of Asturias and member of Asturias' Parliament between 1988 and 2000.
In the 2004 general election, Llamazares was elected Deputy for Madrid (as it is tradition for the Prime Ministerial Candidates of the national parties to be candidates for Madrid) but IU obtained its worst result ever with only 3 seats in Congress (5 in coalition with Initiative for Catalonia Greens).
In May 2007 prior to the Municipal Elections Llamazares Became the first national Political Leader to campaign through Second Life.
In March 2008, in the immediate aftermath of IU's worst ever General Election results, Llamazares announced his intention not to seek re-election to the leadership of leadership of IU, Finally resigning on 25 October 2008 three weeks before the 9th Federal Assembly of IU that will elect his successor.
In 2009, he sought to publicly condemn Pope Benedict XVI for having argued that condoms may in fact do more harm than good in the fight against AIDS.
On January 15, 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation published digitally aged pictures of Osama bin Laden and Atiyah Abd Al-Rahman on its website which they claimed were produced using cutting edge technology. Spanish newspaper El Mundo revealed that a picture of Llamazares was taken from Google Images and his hair and facial stubble was used to create the image. The FBI has admitted to this and removed the image. An internal investigation has been launched by the FBI to find out if this was done intentionally.