Cabinet of Vilhelm Buhl II

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The Cabinet of Vilhelm Buhl II was the government of Denmark from May 5, 1945 until November 7 same year. The cabinet was popularly called "the Liberation Cabinet" since it was the first government after the liberation from the German occupation during World War II.

It comprised 18 ministers, about evenly split between the former Danish unity government, and members of the Frihedsrådet and other resistance groups.

Portfolio Minister Term of office Party
Prime Minister Vilhelm Buhl May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Foreign Minister Vilhelm Buhl
John Christmas Møller
May 5, 1945 – May 7, 1945
May 7, 1945 – November 7, 1945
Social Democrats
Conservative People's Party
Finance Minister Hans Christian Svane Hansen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Interior Minister Knud Kristensen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Venstre
Justice Minister Niels Busch-Jensen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Minister for Education Axel Marius Hansen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Danish Social Liberal Party
Minister for Eccleciastical Affairs Arne Sørensen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Danish Unity
Minister for Defence Ole Bjørn Kraft May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Conservative People's Party
Minister for Public Works Carl Petersen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Social and Work Minister Hans Christian Hedtoft Hansen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Social Democrats
Minister for Traffic Alfred Jensen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Communist Party of Denmark
Minister for Agriculture and Fishery Erik Eriksen May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Venstre
Minister for Trade, Industry, and Seafaring Vilhelm Fibiger May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Conservative People's Party
Minister for Special Affairs Mogens Fog May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945 Communist Party of Denmark
Minister without Portfolio Aksel Larsen
Kr. Juul Christensen
Frode Jakobsen
Henrik Kauffmann

May 5, 1945 – November 7, 1945

May 12, 1945 – November 7, 1945
Communist Party of Denmark
Danish Unity
Social Democrats
Frie Danske
Preceded by
Cabinet of Erik Scavenius
Cabinet of Denmark
1945
Succeeded by
Cabinet of Knud Kristensen