Cabinet of Denmark
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The Cabinet of Denmark (Danish: regering) has been the chief executive body and the government of the Kingdom of Denmark since 1848. The cabinet is led by the Prime Minister. There are around 25 members of the Cabinet, known as "Ministers", all of whom are also heads of specific government ministries. In recent years, the Cabinet has been composed of cross-party Ministers, since no single party has been able to form a sufficiently-sized cabinet on its own and so the Prime Minister must form a coalition government.
Cabinets are formally appointed by the Monarch, although in practice are chosen by the Prime Minister and other party leaders in a coalition. The Prime Minister, as the leader of the largest party, will lead the Cabinet by convention. Cabinets are named after the Prime Minister, although they may gain shorthand names (e.g."VK Cabinet", for the recent Venstre–Conservative Cabinet).
List of cabinets
Below is a list of all Cabinets since 1848.
- Danish Council of State, the Privy Council of Denmark
- Politics of Denmark, for a more detailed description of the political system of Denmark.
- "Section 14". Constitution of Denmark. ICL. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- List of Danish governments - From the official website of Folketinget
- Homepage of the Prime minister