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,[1] 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 VenstreConservative Cabinet).

As of October 3, 2011, the Prime Minister is Helle Thorning-Schmidt, leading a minority coalition of the Social Democrats, Social Liberal Party and Socialist People's Party.

List of cabinets[edit]

Below is a list of all Cabinets since 1848.

Cabinet From Parties Popular name
Cabinet of Moltke I 22 March 1848 Ministers outside the parties
National Venstre
Bondevennerne
March Cabinet
Cabinet of Moltke II 16 November 1848 Ministers outside the parties
National Venstre
November Cabinet
Cabinet of Moltke III 13 July 1851 July Cabinet
Cabinet of Moltke IV 18 October 1851 October Cabinet
Cabinet of Bluhme I 27 January 1852 January Cabinet
Cabinet of Ørsted 21 April 1853
Cabinet of Bang 12 December 1854
Cabinet of Andræ 18 October 1856
Cabinet of Hall I 13 May 1857
Cabinet of Rotwitt 2 December 1859
Cabinet of Hall II 24 February 1860
Cabinet of Monrad 31 December 1863
Cabinet of Bluhme II 11 July 1864
Cabinet of Frijs 6 November 1865
Cabinet of Holstein-Holsteinborg 28 May 1870
Cabinet of Fonnesbech 14 July 1874
Cabinet of Estrup 11 June 1875 Højre
Cabinet of Reedtz-Thott 7 August 1894 Højre
Cabinet of Hørring 23 May 1897 Højre
Cabinet of Sehested 27 April 1900 Højre
Cabinet of Deuntzer 24 July 1901 Venstre
Cabinet of J.C. Christensen I 14 January 1905 Venstre
Cabinet of J.C. Christensen II 24 July 1908 Venstre
Cabinet of Neergaard I 12 October 1908 Venstre
Cabinet of Holstein-Ledreborg 16 August 1909 Venstre
Cabinet of Zahle I 28 October 1909 Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Klaus Berntsen 5 July 1910 Venstre
Cabinet of Zahle II 21 June 1913 Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Otto Liebe 30 March 1920 Caretaker cabinet
Cabinet of M.P. Friis 5 April 1920 Caretaker cabinet
Cabinet of Neergaard II 5 May 1920 Venstre
Cabinet of Neergaard III 9 October 1922 Venstre
Cabinet of Thorvald Stauning I 23 April 1924 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Madsen-Mygdal 14 December 1926 Venstre
Cabinet of Thorvald Stauning II 30 April 1929 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Stauning-Munch
Cabinet of Thorvald Stauning III 8 July 1940 Unity government
Cabinet of Vilhelm Buhl I 4 May 1942 Unity government
Cabinet of Erik Scavenius 9 November 1942 Unity government
Cabinet of Vilhelm Buhl II 5 May 1945 Unity government Liberation Cabinet
Cabinet of Knud Kristensen 7 November 1945 Venstre
Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft I 13 November 1947 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Erik Eriksen 30 October 1950 Venstre
Conservative People's Party
Cabinet of Hans Hedtoft II 30 September 1953 Social Democrats
Cabinet of H. C. Hansen I 1 February 1955 Social Democrats
Cabinet of H. C. Hansen II 28 May 1957 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Justice Party
Triangle Cabinet (Trekantregeringen)
Cabinet of Viggo Kampmann I 21 February 1960 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Justice Party
Cabinet of Viggo Kampmann II 18 November 1960 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Jens Otto Krag I 3 September 1962 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Cabinet of Jens Otto Krag II 29 September 1964 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Hilmar Baunsgaard 2 February 1968 Danish Social Liberal Party
Conservative People's Party
Venstre
VKR Cabinet
Cabinet of Jens Otto Krag III 11 October 1971 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen I 5 October 1972 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Poul Hartling 19 December 1973 Venstre
Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen II 13 February 1975 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen III 30 August 1978 Social Democrats
Venstre
SV Cabinet
Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen IV 26 October 1979 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen V 30 December 1981 Social Democrats
Cabinet of Poul Schlüter I 10 September 1982 Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Centre Democrats
Christian Democrats
Four-leaf clover Cabinet (Firkløverregeringen)
Cabinet of Poul Schlüter II 10 September 1987 Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Centre Democrats
Christian Democrats
Cabinet of Poul Schlüter III 3 March 1988 Conservative People's Party
Venstre
Danish Social Liberal Party
KVR Cabinet
Cabinet of Poul Schlüter IV 18 December 1990 Conservative People's Party
Venstre
KV Cabinet
Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen I 25 January 1993 Social Democrats
Centre Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Christian Democrats
Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen II 27 September 1994 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Centre Democrats
Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen III 30 December 1996 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet
Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV 23 March 1998 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet
Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I 27 November 2001 Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II 18 February 2005 Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III 23 November 2007 Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
Cabinet of Lars Løkke Rasmussen 5 April 2009 Venstre
Conservative People's Party
VK Cabinet
Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt I 3 October 2011 Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
Socialist People's Party
SRSF Cabinet
Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt II 3 February 2014 (Incumbent) Social Democrats
Danish Social Liberal Party
SR Cabinet

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Section 14". Constitution of Denmark. ICL. Retrieved 7 September 2012.